32,000 EPB Customers Twice Lose Power, But Smart Grid Quickly Restores It

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Power to about 32,000 homes and businesses in northern Hamilton County was restored twice on Tuesday afternoon with remote switching using the smart grid.

 At about 1:39 p.m., a TVA circuit that supplies EPB in areas west of the Tennessee River lost power. After power was restored, TVA’s circuit went down again and smart grid automation restored service a second time, EPB officials said.

John Pless of EPB said, "During these outages some of our fiber optics equipment was affected, causing a loss of service for some of our customers. Our engineers continue to work on restoring fiber optic services. 

 "We apologize for any inconvenience this may have cause for our customers." 


Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Police Charge Gang Member With Gun Violations After Tying Him To Car Used In Several Recent Robberies


Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AMBROCIO RAMIREZ, JUAN 1535 DODDS AVE CHATTANOOGA, 37404 Age at Arrest: 42 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DRIVING ... (click for more)

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BEENE, JASON TODD 203 4TH ST NW FORT PAYNE, 35967 Age at Arrest: 41 years old Arresting Agency: Tenn Highway Patrol DRIVING ... (click for more)

Police have arrested a gang member on gun charges after tying him to a car used in several recent robberies. Thomas Dewayne Sales, 21, of 1705 Wilcox Blvd., was charged with two counts of ... (click for more)


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Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AMBROCIO RAMIREZ, JUAN 1535 DODDS AVE CHATTANOOGA, 37404 Age at Arrest: 42 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DRIVING ON ROADWAYS LANED FOR TRAFFIC, VIOLATION IMPROPER TURN (MOTOR VEHICLE) LEAVING SCENE OF ACCIDENT W/DAMAGE TO VEHICLE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE NO PROOF OF INSURANCE DRIVING WITHOUT ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BEENE, JASON TODD 203 4TH ST NW FORT PAYNE, 35967 Age at Arrest: 41 years old Arresting Agency: Tenn Highway Patrol DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE SUSPENDED LICENSE (NONRESIDENT) POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE --- BLACK, JOHNATHON JOSEPH 1020 W 37TH ST CHATTANOOGA, 37410 Age at Arrest: 23 years ... (click for more)

Opinion

Why Does Walden Need A Large Grocery Store? - And Response (2)

The town of Walden has a population of 2,118 people. What do those citizens need with a 49,000 square foot grocery store? Or with 10,000 square feet of commercial office space? Or a fuel island? Or increased tractor trailer traffic with proportional damage to the road up and down the mountain? Or multiple traffic lights at the “W” Road intersection and at Timesville Road? When ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: This Ain’t Gonna’ Work

When Governor Bill Lee talks about education, or the lack of it, I’ll listen. He’s the guy who, when he found his newly-hired employees were wanting, his thriving Lee Company in Nashville started its own vocational school and paid them to learn. The investment was brilliant and the outcome obvious. But now comes the bigger gamble, vouchers for some and, for others, charter schools ... (click for more)

Sports

Softball: Baylor Beats Summit To Claim Lady Trojan Invitational Gold

Baylor defeated Summit, 3-0, Saturday to win the Lady Trojans Invitational Gold Bracket championship at Warner Park on a cold, windy afternoon. The Lady Red Raiders came up with a run in the third and two more in the fourth of a five-inning showdown. In the third, Cadashia Collins drew a one-out walk and went to second on Emily Rye’s groundout. MaKayla Packer stroked an RBI ... (click for more)

Sale Creek Wins Soggy Yellow Jacket Classic

It was a miserable afternoon to be sitting at Lookout Valley Elementary School’s O’Mary-Conard Field for the last three games of the annual Yellow Jacket Classic softball tournament, but Sale Creek coach Clifford Kirk was just happy for his Sale Creek girls to have a chance to play. It was a worthwhile weekend for the Lady Panthers as they won their pool by winning all three ... (click for more)