Note: This story was updated at 12:30 a.m.
Power remained out in parts of Oak Ridge on Friday night after a severe storm blew through Friday evening, and the city said electricity might not be restored in some areas until Saturday.
In a brief statement Friday night, the city said it is still experiencing power outages in at least 17 known areas across town.
“Additional contract crews have been called in to try to get power in major areas up tonight,” the statement said. “Public Works crews are also out clearing downed trees and brush. Areas around Dana and Michigan have been hit especially hard with downed poles and lines in some places. Power in these areas may not be restored until tomorrow.”
The city urged residents to use extreme caution and avoid these areas. [Read more…]