Chattanooga area experiences several road closures, power outages after Friday storms

Staff photo by Olivia Ross  / The walkway bordering the river at Ross's Landing is seen flooded on Friday, March 3, 2023.
Staff photo by Olivia Ross / The walkway bordering the river at Ross's Landing is seen flooded on Friday, March 3, 2023.

The Chattanooga area experienced high winds and some storm damage Friday as a strong weather system moved through, causing several power outages and road closures.

Authorities in Bradley, Bledsoe, Marion and Sequatchie counties said there were reports of trees and power lines down, but no injuries were reported.

Debris had been reported on the roadway on Highway 153 north near the Chickamauga Dam in Chattanooga, blocking one lane, as well as debris on Interstate 24 in Marion County.

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According to EPB, there were about 8,660 outages in the Chattanooga area at the outset of the storms, but that number swelled to about 11,000 as crews battled continuing high winds in the area. EPB crews worked overnight restoring power, and as of 9:37 p.m. Saturday, about 1,500 customers remained without power, according to the latest news release.

More than 500 utility workers have been deployed to restore power and repair significant and widespread damage. Repair efforts to reach full restoration will continue throughout the weekend, the release stated. 

EPB customers can report and monitor outages is the myEPB app available for free download with links available at Residents should stay away from downed power lines and can report them by calling 423-648-1372.

(READ MORE: Marion County officials report storm has passed leaving widespread wind damage, trees down but no injuries)

As of 6 p.m. Friday, Chattanooga's transportation department reported the following area roads are impacted by storm damage:

– 531 Acorn Ct

– 3449 Whitney St (wires down)

– 1165 Pineville Rd (wires down)

– 4100 N Access Road (hazard reported)

– 500 Shallowford Rd (hazard reported)

– 62 Bohr Dr (hazard reported)

– 5705 Middle Valley Rd (wires down)

– 1127 W Fairfax Dr (hazard reported)

– 940 Ashland Terrace (wires down)

– 4500 Delashmitt Rd (wires down)

– Sandswitch at Old Lower Mill Road (wires down)

– 500 Acorn Ct (wires down)

– 911 Ely Rd (wires down)

– 300 Candle Light Dr (wires down)

– Ashland Terrace at Ely Road (hazard reported)

– W 11th at Broad Street (hazard reported)

– 212 Compress St (wires down)

– Hixson Pike at Ozark Rd (wires down)

– Mountain Creek Road at Runyan Drive (hazard reported)

– 2914 Haywood Ave

– 112 Woodlawn Dr (hazard reported)

– 3926 Azalean Dr (wires down)

– Dwight Ave at Oak Street (wires down)

– 1703 Union Ave (wires down)

– 1701 Ellyn Ln (wires down)

– 1300 Dodds Ave (hazard reported, extent of closure unknown)

– 824 Endicott St (wires down)

– Belvoir Ave at Brainerd Road (hazard reported, extent of closure unknown)

– 2020 Gunbarrel Rd (hazard reported, extent of closure unknown)

– Roanoke Ave / Wilcox Blvd (hazard reported, extent of closure unknown)

– Thrushwood Dr at Intermont Dr (wires down)

– 129 Valleybrook Cir (wires down)

– 1600 Bailey Ave (wires down)

– Old Ringgold Rd at S Crest Road (hazard reported, extent of closure unknown)

– The W Road is closed (wires down and reported brush fire)

– North Seminole Drive at Donna Lane (wires down)

– 4305 Cain Ave. (wires down)

– Wilson Street at North Hawthorne Street (wires down)

– 4609 Locksley Lane (wires down)

– 1000 South Scenic Highway (possible tree down)

– 8726 Igou Gap Road (unknown hazard)

– 4400 Cummings Highway (tree down)

You can report flooded locations or trees down by dialing the 311 Service Center from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at 423-643-6311, or if after hours/weekends, the Chattanooga Police Department non-emergency number at 423-698-2525.

– Compiled by Kim Sebring and Ben Benton

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