More than 15,000 customers without power

NEWBERN, Tenn. (AP) - TVA estimates that more than 15,000 customers in Tennessee are without power because of the severe weather.

But the number could be higher because some areas haven't reported. TVA had damage to nine transmission towers, 33 steel poles, 53 wood poles and several transmission lines.

Gibson Electric Membership Corporation, a 34,000 customer distributor in Gibson County, was hardest hit.

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