TOP PHOTO: A familiar scene around Campbell County on Thursday morning.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Power to LUB customers is all restored and road crews have trees cleared from highways as Friday begins a lot quieter than Thursday did.

Rounds of strong to severe storms rolled through Campbell County between midnight and 7am Thursday wreaking havoc by knocking down trees, power lines, scattering debris and dumping inches of water in a short period of time causing flooding county wide.

At one point, seven trees were down, with more to fall, and around 3, 500 LUB customers were without power. By late in the day, all power was back on and downed trees that were scattered around the county were off roadways.

It is a quiet LUB outage map on the front end of Friday.

“At the peak, we had around 3,500 accounts without power. Our crews came in when called and worked hard until all services were restored,” said Kenny Baird, LUB General Manager. LUB was actually back in regular operations mode well before the close of business on Thursday thanks to the safe, swift restoration efforts of LUB employees according to Baird. There were only three customers without power up in the day, because some broken power poles had to be replaced.

“Our crews started out at 2am Thursday and stayed after it to almost evening getting trees and debris off roads, repairing culverts and whatever else that needed attention the storm caused. I’d like to thank all our staff for their hard work and long hours of dedicated service to get our county’s roads back in good shape today,” said Campbell County Road Superintendent Ron Dilbeck. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/22/2022-6AM)

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