EPB: Power should be restored to remaining 5,500 Chattanooga homes and businesses by Thursday

EPB: Power should be restored to remaining 5,500 Chattanooga homes and businesses by Thursday

May 4th, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

EPB operator O'Fair Brooks, left, and EPB lineman Charles Sales replace a utility pole near the intersection of Mountain View Avenue, and Crest Drive after a severe storm uprooted trees and damaged area homes. Staff Photo by Dan Henry/Chattanooga Times Free Press

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As of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday there are still roughly 5,500 homes and business in the Chattanooga area without power, according to EPB.

The company anticipates restoring power to all local customers in the service area by tomorrow.

Remaining customers without power who have not notified EPB are asked to call 648-1372.

EPB noted that if a customer's meter box or wiring on the side of the house is damaged, a licensed electrician must be called for repair first.

The company said it wants to reassure customers that in many areas it left behind equipment and materials, such as transformer and broken pole parts. Once all customers are back on, EPB said it will return to clean up the materials.