UPDATE: Hundreds of Customers Without Power Near Union City

UPDATE 4/29 12:45 p.m. -- Service has been restored to everyone, according to Rita Alexander with Gibson EMC.

UPDATE 4/28 9:40 p.m. -- Service has been restored to 283 Gibson Electric Membership Corporation members in Obion County, according to Rita Alexander with Gibson EMC.

About 745 members in the areas west and northwest of Union City are still without power. The outages began Monday at 5:13 p.m. when a possible tornado struck the area leaving at least six poles broken, downed lines and other damage.

Gibson EMC’s crews from its Troy, Tiptonville, Trenton and Alamo member service centers are making repairs. They are being assisted by crew members from Union City Electric System and Hickman-Fulton County RECC.

Unfortunately, service restoration will be slow as the repairs are time-intensive.

UNION CITY, Tenn. -- A possible tornado has caused outages to about 1,100 Gibson Electric Membership Corporation members’ homes and businesses west and northwest of Union City, including Woodland Mills, according to Rita Alexander with Gibson EMC

Several poles are broken and wires are downed. The first outage occurred at 5:13 p.m. and the second occurred at 5:31 p.m. Gibson EMC’s crews are working diligently, but the repairs will be time intensive.

Members who are on life-support equipment may need to make alternate arrangements. Members and the public are urged to avoid the area for their own safety and for the safety of Gibson EMC crews. Crews will restore service as quickly as possible and we will keep you informed of progress.
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