Planned Outage Set for March 6

Release Cover_Planned Outage March 6 (1)

MLEC Members in Parts of Hickman County Affected

(February 28, 2024) — Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative is planning a power interruption at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, to conduct time-sensitive upgrades. The outage, which will also affect MLConnect broadband service, is expected to take about three hours and affect those receiving power from the Hilltop Substation.

Some of the impacted areas include:

  • Highway 100 East from Johnson Mine Road to Fantasy Drive, Brown Hollow Road, Highway 7, Primm Springs.
  • 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.
  • Fairfield, Johnson Mine Road, Mill Branch Road, Bell Branch Road, Keys Branch and Hidden Valley.
  • 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.

In the event of inclement weather, the outage will take place the next night (March 7) at the same time. Any changes to the schedule will be shared with local media and on MLEC’s social media platforms.

Should broadband 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.

“We are working to increase capacity for growth, as well as improve efficiency and reliability,” says MLEC District Manager Matthew Chessor. “This is the first of two outages needed for the work being done.”

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


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