MLEC Changes Planned Outage Time

Copy of Copy of Release Cover_Planned Outage April 23 (1)

Temperatures cause Hickman Co. substation work time change.

(April 22, 2024) — Due to forecasted weather, Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s scheduled maintenance outage set for April 23, at 4 a.m. in Hickman County has been moved to 8 a.m..

MLEC needs enough power supply to serve all members through one substation during the project. However, temperatures in the forecast could decrease the amount of available electricity. As a result, MLEC is changing the outage time.

The work is now scheduled for 8 a.m. and ends around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23. Members served from the Hilltop Substation will experience an approximate one-hour outage at the beginning and end of the project. Here are some of the affected areas:

  • Highway 100 East from Johnson Mine Road to Fantasy Drive, Brown Hollow Road, Highway 7, Primm Springs, Fairfield, Johnson Mine Road, Mill Creek Road, Bell Branch Road, Keys Branch and Hidden Valley
  • Little Lot Road, Hassell Creek Road, Little Lot, Leatherwood Road, Highway 50 East from Gordon Road to Hickman/Maury County line, Duck River, Mobley Ridge Road, Sheboss Road. Nunnelly, Highway 48 North from Fairfield to I-40, Garners Creek Road, Pinewood, White House, Pretty Creek, Piney Road, Taylor Creek Road, Vernon, Dodd Hollow, etc

Areas not served by the substation will also experience a brief interruption, or blink at the beginning and end of the work. Some of these include Universal Drive, Murphree Avenue North, Defeated Creek, Puckett Hollow, Maryfield Avenue, Huddleston Road, Skyview, Grays Bend Road South, Camp Meribah area, Green Hill Drive, Highway 100 North out of Centerville, Rivers Road.

For MLConnect broadband subscribers, if internet does not return when power is restored, unplug the router for a few minutes instead of pressing the “Reset” button. Reach out to technical support by calling 931-729-3558, and selecting Option 3, then Option 2, if needed.

Should anyone have concerns, please contact MLEC at 931-729-3558.

MLEC is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric utility that serves more than 34,500 meters in Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lewis and Perry counties. We are your source for power and broadband and help build brighter futures for the communities we serve. Learn more at

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