Dickson Electric System crews worked through the night Tuesday dealing with small, scattered power outages as ice accumulated on lines and trees. DES General Manager Darrell Gillespie said as a whole the power system “held up very well” with a quarter inch of ice covering most of its service area in Hickman and southern Dickson County. “Most of the outages were small with less than 30 customers with each outage,” Gillespie reported in an email Wednesday morning. A breaker did trigger in Charlotte that caused an outage a little more than an hour in the Charlotte area. Crews were still working on scattered outages Wednesday morning but Gillespie said he expects the ice to slowly melt from the lines and conditions to improve as temperatures get above freezing. “Almost all of our outages came from trees falling into the power lines,” Gillespie said. Temperatures are predicted to reach the 50s by this weekend but the long-range forecast shows even colder temperatures expected early next week.