A large tree fell on a power line in west Oak Ridge early Saturday morning, causing an outage that affected about 7,150 customers, officials said.
The tree fell on a subtransmission line that runs over the top of a ridge south of Oak Ridge Turnpike on the west side of town at about 12:15 a.m. Saturday, July 11.
The tree shorted out the feeds to two substations, which caused a power outage roughly from Tulane Avenue westward, the Oak ridge Electric Department said.
Crews were called in and diagnosed the problem. Officials said the tree was not accessible, so the two substations were switched to a different sub transmission line.
The switching operation itself called for a brief (e.g. two-minute) outage of the northeast part of the city.
Power was restored to customers at approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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