MLGW President: 'This is the third largest outage in Shelby Co. history'

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - More than 140,000 residents are without power due to Mid-South storms.

Memphis Light, Gas, and Water tweeted the following in regards to power restoration:

MLGW is expecting full power restoration to take more than a week. The company is bringing additional crews from East Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina and Ohio to assist in the restoration.

Sunday afternoon, MLGW issued the following release which explains their method of restoring power.

MLGW President Jerry Collins said this is the third largest power outage in Shelby County history.

MLGW is also having issues with its phone system.

Click here to check the outage map for an estimated repair time in your area.

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