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Posted on: October 30, 2019

CDE reduces outages to below 2,800

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – CDE Lightband reported at 9 a.m. Wednesday it has just under 2,800 customers remaining without power. Crews are focusing on these roads and neighborhoods:

  • Shiloh Road, Paddy Run Road, Howell Drive, Nashboro Road, Saratoga Drive and Delaware Drive.

  • Bel-Aire (East and West), Dave Drive, Gino Drive, Virginia Terrace, Yorktown Road, Dalewood Drive and Binks Drive.

  • Oak Street, D Street, E Street, Chapel Street, Locust Street and Market Street.

  • Greenspoint Drive and Emerald Court.

  • East Glenwood Drive, Trahern Terrace, Madison Terrace and Porters Bluff.

  • Charlemagne Boulevard and Melinda Drive.

The storm with wind gusts up to 75 mph that came through the area on Saturday, Oct. 26 caused major damage to the power system across Clarksville, initially leaving 25 circuits open and 32,228 customers without power. This included more than 30 downed or broken poles and countless downed trees or limbs, making access to lines and poles difficult. 

With the power restoration process, CDE Lightband  begins by accessing and repairing the substations, getting all circuits operational. Then the focus turns to the distribution system, or primary lines. From there, the tap lines that feed all the neighborhoods are examined and repaired.

Here are some important tips for customers:

  • Treat every downed power line like it’s hot, or energized, and stay clear.

  • Customers with special medical needs requiring electricity should seek temporary, alternative arrangements. 

  • Customers can report their outage online at, call the office at 931-648-8151, or text CDE to 85700. Reporting on social media does not generate a ticket.

  • Contact home or rental insurance provider to seek replacement of spoiled food.

  • Extremely dangerous hazards such as sparks, fires or arcing should be reported to 911 immediately.

CDE Lightband’s goal is to serve its 70,000 metered customers with reliable electricity. Safety is always a top priority. 

About CDE Lightband: CDE Lightband offers electric, television, Internet and phone service to

customers in the city limits of Clarksville. CDE Lightband is the municipal power provider and

serves more that 70,000 metered homes and businesses with electric service and more than 22,000 customers with broadband services.

CDE crews battle downed trees and limbs to get to power lines as storm recovery work continues.

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