EPB crews are “on scene and enroute” to deal with a growing number of outages through the Chattanooga area that surpassed 2,000 around 3 p.m., said spokesman John Pless.
More than 1,000 in the Red Bank and Moccasin Bend area lost power, along with hundreds more in Hixson, he said, when a tree hit power lines and caught fire.
“It’s changing moment by moment,” Pless said.
The Times Free Press will update this situation throughout the day.
Ellis Smith joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in January 2010 as a business reporter. His beat includes the flooring industry, Chattem, Unum, Krystal, the automobile market, real estate and technology. Ellis is from Marietta, Ga., and has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication at the University of West Georgia. He previously worked at UTV-13 News, Carrollton, Ga., as a producer; at the The West Georgian, Carrollton, Ga., as editor; and at the Times-Georgian, Carrollton, ...
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