MLGW: Extra crews, planning minimized storm’s wallop

By Updated: January 13, 2020 3:56 PM CT | Published: January 13, 2020 3:22 PM CT
<strong>Tennessee Department of Transportation workers remove a fallen tree on East Parkway North Saturday, Jan. 11. Thousands were left without power after high winds and heavy rains hit the area in the early-morning hours.&nbsp;Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division expects to have all power restored in Shelby County by midnight Monday.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Tennessee Department of Transportation workers remove a fallen tree on East Parkway North Saturday, Jan. 11. Thousands were left without power after high winds and heavy rains hit the area in the early-morning hours. Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division expects to have all power restored in Shelby County by midnight Monday. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

The utility expected all power to be restored to customers by midnight Monday. Presidents Island had the most sustained damage, with numerous power poles broken or uprooted by straight-line winds.

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Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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