Power outages across the Tennessee Valley
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Power outages are hitting the Tennessee Valley after Sunday night’s winter storm. There are several widespread outages Monday morning and emergency crews are working to restore power as quickly as possible.
WAFF is on your sidetracking the areas experiencing outages and will keep you updated.
Update: Power has been restored for customers in Athens according to Electric Dept. Manager Blair Davis.
Power is still being restored to customers in Athens. Power is being restored in stages; approximately 400 people are still without power down from 3,500 at the start of the outage on Monday. AU says all power should be restored today.
“Repairs at the substation should be completed in the next couple of hours for the main transformer. Once it is energized and inspected, plans are to put it back into service Wednesday morning (Jan. 5) if there are no issues,” said AU.
Connections to the mobile transformer are done. Crews are getting the inspection completed. Service has been restored for 400 customers. Crews are still working to restore power to approximately 1,500 remaining customers. The mobile transformer is estimated to be complete by 11 p.m.
There are still outages along County Line Road.
”We are working on all options simultaneously in an effort to restore power to customers,” Electric Department Manager Blair Davis said.
It appears a lightning strike damaged the transformer.
Huntsville Utilities Electric Operations crews continue their work restoring service after a winter storm moved through the area Sunday night.
As of 8:46 p,m., approximately 288 customers are still without power, down from a peak of approximately 12,000.
Crews will continue to work until all service is restored. Anyone experiencing a service issue should call 256-535-4448 if they have not already done so.
Florence is experiencing power outages around Baker Drive near Wildoow Park.
Cypress Cove is experiencing outages as well as Camberwell Drive to Lingerlost Road in Killen.
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