NES Update 12/10/23, 5 P.M

About 24 hours after the deadly storms hit the region, Nashville Electric Service continues its power restoration efforts and will keep working until every customer has power.

Crews have restored power to 22,000 customers. At this hour, there are 23,000 without power, down from 45,000 after the storms moved across Middle Tennessee. NES crews from Nashville and contract crews from Georgia and Kentucky are actively working 24-hour rotating shifts to restore power.

After an initial assessment of the damage, NES has visual evidence of the storm’s path. This map shows a line of broken or destroyed power poles and other equipment, color-coded by the level of damage. The straight line runs between the River Road area and the TVA transmission tower in Wilson County. Power outages are concentrated along this line.

So far, crews are reporting at least 138 broken power poles.