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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Weather update
The National Weather Service says the temperature fell into the single digits over night in the Lakeway region. Most roads remain ice and snow covered this morning except for the main roads which have been treated. Lower elevations received an inch or inch and a half of snow, but higher elevations received more. No serious traffic crashes were reported overnight in the area. Newport Utilities(NU) Electric Manager Jimmy Robertson says TVA has instituted an Emergency Load Curtailment Program in response to the current cold temperatures. The program was put into effect at 3 pm on Tuesday. Robertson says the conservation efforts during the peak usage hours of 6:30am till 9:30 am, are to continue until NU is notified otherwise by TVA. Cold temperatures across the area are placing additional demands on the power system, and Robertson says until the temperature moderates Thursday afternoon, residents can help reduce their power bills – and help ensure continued reliable power for their neighbors – by taking a few simple actions:  Turn thermostats down just a degree or two. For every degree below 68 degrees, the savings could be as much as three percent of your future power bills. Newport Utilities is taking its own advice and has lowered the thermostats in its own facilities.  Delay using large appliances like dishwashers, washing machines and electric dryers during peak demand periods.  If the weather is sunny, open your window shades on the sunny side of the house to let nature’s heat help keep you comfortable. Keep the window blinds closed on shaded sides to help add insulation and keep the heat indoors. During temperature extremes, don’t forget to check on relatives, friends and neighbors to ensure their safety. Pets and livestock will also need a helping hand to remain safe.

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