UPDATE: Power to about 32,000 homes and businesses in northern Hamilton County was restored twice Tuesday afternoon with remote switching using the community’s smart grid.

Just before 2 p.m., a TVA circuit that supplies EPB in areas west of the Tennessee River lost power. After the power was restored, TVA’s circuit went down again and smart grid automation restored service a second time.

During these outages some of the EPB fiber optics equipment was affected, causing a loss of service for some of their customers. EPB engineers continue to work on restoring fiber optic services.  

PREVIOUS STORY: Around 15,000 homes and businesses in the from Hixson north into Graysville have lost power.  EPB's spokesperson tells Channel 3 a TVA line that supplies EPB's system had a failure.  TVA is checking their lines to find a cause.  EPB is in the process of re-routing power from other sources without overloading the system.