DECATUR/HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Power is back on for most people affected by an overnight power outage in north Alabama. The two main areas affected were Decatur and Huntsville.
Now, people are cleaning up various damage in parts of the Tennessee Valley. Some of it is minor, such as downed tree branches and trash cans, but other damage is more significant.
Here are reports in to WHNT News 19, via phone calls and the National Weather Service:
- Tree on truck on Oakwood Avenue in Huntsville - no one hurt
- Tree knocked down on Bailey Cove Road
- Trees knocked down on power lines at the intersection of 12th Avenue and Triana Blvd.
- 1 or 2 trees blown down just south of Scottsboro
- Several trees blown down in Crossville
- Several trees down in Kilpatrick
- Several trees down along Highway 227 from Guntersville up the mountain to Guntersville State Park
- Tree fell on a mobile home on Highway 227 in Guntersville. The person inside wasn't hurt.
- Trees knocked down near the intersection of Pleasant Grove Road and County Road 205 in Marshall County.
- Phone lines knocked out from eastern side of Fort Payne to atop Lookout Mountain
- Tree knocked down on road in the Bryant community of Jackson County.
- Tree knocked down on road near intersection of AL Highway 227 and County Road 161 in Geraldine.
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In Decatur, the outage happened around 10:15 p.m. in areas south of Danville Road and 8th Street. The outage took out traffic lights, so Decatur Police monitored intersections affected.
Decatur Utilities worked to get the power back on. According to a Decatur Utilities supervisor, four substations went down, but the reason is still unknown.
In northeast Huntsville, power was out from Bob Wallace Avenue North to Wells Avenue and from California Street East to Monte Sano Boulevard.
The outage lasted for about an hour.