Over 115,000 MLGW customers without power after Mid-South storms

Published: Jul. 18, 2023 at 4:18 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 18, 2023 at 10:29 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Up to nearly 139,000 Memphis Light Gas and Water (MLGW) customers were without power Tuesday evening as storms swept through the Mid-South area.

As of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, over 115,000 homes and businesses are still without power.

According to MLGW, lightning directly impacted some of Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) transmission system stations as well as MLGW distribution system substations, resulting in the outages.

MLGW will be working overnight to restore power in a multi-stage plan:

The utility says it is working to assess the damage from the storms, repair infrastructure, and restore customers as quickly and safely as crews can.

MLGW CEO Doug McGowen will provide an update on the storm damage and power restoration plan at Wednesday’s MLGW board meeting.

Customers are asked to report outages through their account online or by calling 901-544-6500.

For downed power lines and other emergencies, call 901-528-4465.

Check the MLGW Outage Map by clicking here.

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