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Huntsville Utilities blames squirrel for power failure

Power outage impacts City of Madison (source: WAFF) Power outage impacts City of Madison (source: WAFF)
MADISON, AL (WAFF) -

Power has been restored to the City of Madison after an outage on Tuesday morning.

Huntsville Utilities crews worked to resolve the issue.

Harry Hobbs with Huntsville Utilities said the initial outage was due to equipment failure at the 543 Jetport substation. The following short power failure at the Gillespie substation was due to an animal intrusion from a squirrel.

There were reports of outages on Eastview Drive, Hughes Road, County Line Road, Highway 72 south to Brown's Ferry Road, as well as traffic lights out on Capshaw Road.

Outages were also reported from Gooch Lane south to Gillespie Road and between Hughes Road and Balch Road.

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