A fallen tree caused the widespread power outages in Oak Ridge on Sunday afternoon, city officials said.
On Monday, the city didn’t have an exact number of homes and businesses affected by the power outages after heavy rain and lightning hit Oak Ridge on Sunday afternoon. The Oak Ridge Police Department had reported on Sunday that the power outage was nearly citywide.
On Monday, the Oak Ridge Electric Department said a fallen tree along Oak Ridge Turnpike near Gum Hollow Road caused the outage on Sunday. Three substations were affected, which led to outages across much of the city. The outage lasted about one hour, the city said.