Roads still icy, dozens remain without power

More than 250 homes in Franklin were without power in bitter cold temperatures Monday afternoon, with the chance that electricity wouldn’t be back on until midnight.

Duke Energy had 267 customers without electricity, with 264 in Franklin, due to a broken underground cable that may have been overloaded with increased electric usage for heating in the cold weather, district manager Steve Bahr said.

Initially, the company reported that power would be back on by 6 p.m., but later in the day Bahr estimated that it would be by midnight.

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