Thousands were without power in West Knoxville Monday morning.
By 1 p.m., power to all Lenoir City Utilities Board and Knoxville Utilities Board customers affected by the outage had been restored, according to the utilities’ websites.
LCUB reported the power outage affecting approximately 16,620 customers on their Facebook page, naming a loss of transmission from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as the cause.
Equipment failure at the Karns substation caused the loss of transmission and was reported at 8:50 a.m. After working to quickly restore power with LCUB and KUB, power was rerouted around the failure and power was restored to the substation at 9:26 a.m.
The loss of transmission from TVA caused the power outages connected to the Karns, Ebenezer, Westland, Cedar Bluff and Town Center substations. Power in these areas took more time to be restored, according to TVA spokesman Jim Hopson.