LUB’s Darrell Leach is shown here closing in a fuse to bring seven customers back online on Lonesome Mountain Road at Stinking Creek.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The number of power outages, the scattered variety, sent crews from LUB and later KUB to locations from near Yoakum Crossing to Red Ash to around Big O’s Git-n-Go following Sunday morning’s wet, heavy snow. At the height of the outage, more than 2,000 customers were without electricity.

At mid-day Sunday, crews from KUB drove out from Knoxville to assist. Power was steadily restored through the day and overnight leaving around a hundred customers without power by Monday’s lunch hour.

LUB General Manager noted that crews found a few more issues this morning. “We hope to have everything back on by this evening,” said Baird. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/08/2021-12:30PM-PHOTO COURTESY OF LUB GENERAL MANAGER KENNY BAIRD)