Additional crews assisting with power restoration
UCEMC has brought in more help to restore power today. The crews are working on damaged lines that serve the last few hundred members without power in the Carthage and Gainesboro Districts. Sunday evening’s heavy, wet snow left broken poles and dangling power lines scattered in its wake. Additional contractors and Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation are working with UCEMC crews to quickly and safely make repairs. The estimated restoration times are unknown. Thank you for being so patient as our crews work steadily, going street to street, to make assessments and repairs.
WARMING CENTER OPEN:
The Smith County Ag Center is open as a temporary warming shelter due to the power outages. Chairs will be provided, and cots will be set up as needed. Please bring a pillow, blanket, and any other essentials. Caged pets are welcome! Please get in touch with EMA Director Sonny Carter for further info: 615-683-9400. Please SHARE so we can spread the word. ~ And please check on elderly neighbors whose electricity may still be off. Let them know there’s a warm place to sleep tonight.
The Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (UCEMC) is an electric power distribution cooperative. UCEMC is owned and operated by its members and distributes electric power through more than 4,600 miles of lines to more than 50,000 members located primarily in Jackson, Overton, Putnam and Smith Counties and northern DeKalb County. Several members are served in “fringe” areas of Clay, Fentress, Macon, Pickett, White, and Wilson Counties.