Shortly before 7:30 am, several fuses blew at the electrical substation operated by Duke Energy at the intersection of the Bryson City Road and Airport Road. Franklin Fire Department was called to a report of smoke coming from the station, but there was no fire when firefighters arrived.
Duke Energy is working on restoration electrical service and anticipate restoration by 11:30 am this morning. Currently 1,468 customers in 70 outage locations are without service.
The maps with this article show the approximate locations of the area impacted by this outage.