Downed utility pole left hundreds in the dark in Downtown Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis Light, Gas and Water crew was called to the downtown area after a utility pole came crashing down overnight near Riverside Drive and Carolina.

Hundreds of homes and businesses were without power all night, including the WREG studios off of Riverside Drive. Backup power was used to keep us on the air.

Officials told WREG the outage was the result of an accident. Power has since been restored.

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