MLGW: 33,000 without power at height of storms

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Light Gas & Water reported more than 33,000 customer accounts were without power at the height of Monday's storms.

It could be Thursday before all power is restored.

Strong storms with heavy winds moved through Memphis around 5:00 Monday evening.

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Customers are reminded to call the following numbers:

  • To Report an Outage: 544-6500
  • To Report an Emergency (such as downed lines or gas leaks): 528-4465
  • Outage numbers can be tracked via MLGW's outage map at

There were reports of large branches down in the Collierville area.

Power lines were also down in Jonesboro, Ark along Highway 63 after a different storm moved through that area.

In southeast Shelby County, a tree fell onto a home in the 8300 block of Burning Tree Lane.  People inside the house were not hurt.  Near Orange Mound in Memphis, a tree blocked the intersection of Carrington near Haynes.

Shortly after the storm moved into the area about 4:30 p.m., the Shelby County Office of Preparedness activated the Emergency Operations Center where emergency services coordinators tracked damage reports.

In Bartlett, police directed people away from downed tree limbs and guided motorists through several intersections where traffic lights were out.  In Collierville, the storm also knocked down some trees and utility wires.

The National Weather Service reported winds reached 50 miles per hour during the height of the storm.  Forecasters say rain should move out of the area sometime after midnight.


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