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Power outages from winter storm restored

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General Manager of Joe Wheeler EMC George Kitchens said he hoped to have the power restored to all customers by Friday night, and that's exactly what they did. General Manager of Joe Wheeler EMC George Kitchens said he hoped to have the power restored to all customers by Friday night, and that's exactly what they did.
MORGAN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

The winter storm left thousands of people in Lawrence and Morgan Counties without power. After tireless efforts from electric companies, the thousands have been reduced to zero.

General Manager of Joe Wheeler EMC George Kitchens said he hoped to have the power restored to all customers by Friday night, and that's exactly what they did.

Kitchens said the storm left close to 10,000 people in the dark during the week of Feb. 10. His crews worked around the clock since 8:30 p.m. Wednesday to restore power. Many of them worked for 24 hours straight during the outage.

They were updating their Facebook page with their progress during the week. As time went on and crews kept working, the numbers went from the thousands to none at all. At 8 p.m. they announced all the outages had been restored.

Kitchens said they did have to call in help from surrounding companies like Decatur Utilities, Black Warrior Electric, Tom Big Bee, and Hartselle Utilities.

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