KUB: 99 percent of power restored after high winds cause 12,000 outages

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Many people are waking up to some minor damages and power outages Monday morning after a string of storms passed through East Tennessee.

Knoxville Utility Board is reporting less than 500 outages as of 10:00 a.m. Monday after as many as 12,000 lost power due to high winds overnight.

Other electric providers like Alcoa Electric Department and Sevier County Electric also reported upwards of a thousand outages overnight.

WATE Meteorologist Ken Weathers estimated winds from about 35 to 40 miles per hour at the WATE Studios.

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