Middle Tennessee Electric crews returning from Florida

Middle Tennessee Electric crews returning from Florida

The 13 men (three, four-man crews and a mobile mechanic) from Middle Tennessee Electric are scheduled to return late Tuesday night after working for a week with Clay Electric Cooperative in Keystone Heights, Fl. 

Throughout the last week, the team has been assisting with power restoration efforts, clearing trees from downed lines, repairing broken poles and stringing new lines. 

"We are very proud of the work these guys did," said Chris Jones, MTEMC president and CEO. "They embody the nature of the cooperative and the Volunteer spirit, and we're happy to have them home safe." 

The Middle Tennessee Electric crews were joined by more than 80 volunteers from cooperatives across the state. The volunteer electric crews were sent to Florida and the Carolinas to assist cooperatives who had damage after Hurricane Matthew. 

According to Clay Electric Cooperative, the MTEMC crew was a part of an 800 person workforce, responsible for restoring power to 73,000 members over three days. The restoration started Oct. 8 at 6 a.m., and was completed Monday at 10 p.m. 

Media interested in being present for the return of the crews should arrive at the Middle Tennessee Electric Murfreesboro Office no later than 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, for an anticipated arrival expected between 8 and 9 p.m. The address is 326 St. Andrews Dr., Murfreesboro. 

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative providing electricity to more than 214,000 residential and business members in Williamson, Wilson, Rutherford, Cannon and surrounding counties. 

For more information, please contact Middle Tennessee Electric's Vice President of Communications & Member Service Robert White at 615-494-1058.

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