MLGW crews work to restore power after weekend storms


MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  Memphis Light, Gas and Water crews are still working to restore power to hundreds of people left in the dark.

Strong storms plowed through the area Saturday night, toppling trees and cutting power to 15,000 customers at its peak, MLGW said. As of Monday morning that number had dwindled to 1,478.

According to the utility, the area inside the I-240 loop in Memphis was hardest hit when winds reached up to 59 mph, pulling down trees and power poles.

Crews were assessing the damage and restoring power Sunday morning. MLGW cautioned that rough weather was expected to last through Sunday, and said their workers would be on the job through the weekend.

By 9:30 a.m., that number was 13,300 customers, meaning nearly 97% of customers had power, according to the utility.

Resident Jacinta Abner says she’s waiting for her power to be restored while she’s has five children in the home.

“One is a special needs baby, and so TV and things like that keep him really calm. So he’s like just pacing the floors right now. But we making the best of it, you know. It’s a small thing to a giant,” Abner said.

Call (901) 544-6500 to report an outage.

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