High winds late Tuesday night contributed to an equipment malfunction at Volunteer Energy Cooperative's Spring City substation that briefly knocked out power to about 7,300 VEC customers.
Wind separated a coupling at 10:46 p.m. Tuesday. Crews were able to repair the damage at 12:49 a.m. Wednesday. After re-energizing the lines, crews were forced to re-set several breakers.
VEC's Vice President of Operations Clyde Jolley apologized for any inconveniences the outage may have caused.