1000’s remained with out energy and colleges have been closed on Monday in elements of Tennessee within the aftermath of an ice storm final week.
Greater than 60,000 prospects of Memphis Gentle, Gasoline and Water have been with out energy Monday afternoon, based on the corporate.
“We’ll proceed to work across the clock till all prospects are restored,” the corporate said on Twitter on Monday, including that it anticipated 90 p.c restoration by late Monday night and full restoration by midnight on Thursday.
The facility firm, which serves 437,000 prospects in Shelby County and Memphis, was additionally working with colleges that have been left with out energy. All Memphis-Shelby County Colleges were closed on Monday due to the facility failures.
“Our ideas are with households who’re nonetheless with out energy,’’ Joris M. Ray, the superintendent of Memphis-Shelby County Colleges, said on Twitter on Sunday.
In Memphis, ice started accumulating on Friday from freezing rain, which led to crashes on roads, downed bushes and energy failures. Officers in Shelby County mentioned they’d been “considerably impacted” by the ice storm.
Mayor Lee Harris of Shelby County, who declared a neighborhood state of emergency for his county, said on Twitter that the storm had additionally affected his residence.
“Our energy is out, our injury is intensive, and wires have been down in our yard,” he mentioned.
The storm stranded vacationers and snarled roadways because it moved from New Mexico to New England final week and introduced hazardous climate in addition to snow, sleet and ice to elements of the Northeast.
Greater than a foot of heavy snow fell in northern elements of New York and New England, with ice the first concern farther south. By Friday night time, the storm had left greater than 250,000 houses and companies with out energy, primarily in Tennessee, Ohio and New York.
The utility Central Hudson in New York said on Monday that it had restored energy to about 87 p.c of the purchasers who had misplaced it and was nonetheless working to revive energy to greater than 8,000 prospects in Ulster County, about 100 miles north of New York Metropolis.
“We’re nonetheless encountering intensive injury and we anticipate among the most closely impacted areas to be with out energy by way of Monday night time and into Tuesday,” mentioned Ryan Hawthorne, vice chairman of electrical engineering and operations for the facility firm.
Supply: NY Times