About 4,200 VEC customers, including some in Roane County, lost power early Wednesday morning as another frigid arctic blast hit the region.
The Ten Mile area of Roane County suffered an outage at about 5:49 a.m. due to overheated equipment. That resulted in the loss of power for about 1,000 customers. Crews repaired the damage and restored power at about 7 a.m.
The majority of outages are “blink” outages caused when equipment overheats due to the extremely high demand for electricity. This causes a breaker to stop the flow of electricity.