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Tree Limbs & Power Lines Fall, Causing Scattered Power Outages Across Valley

Photo by Daniela Perallon/WHNT News 19

(Monarch Drive, Huntsville) Photo by Daniela Perallon/WHNT News 19

TENNESSEE VALLEY, (WHNT) – Utility crews have been busy throughout the overnight and early morning hours, and most of Thursday working to restore power in several parts of north Alabama.

Shortly after 11 a.m. approximately 200 Huntsville Utilities customers were still without power from the storm.   HU has 30 crews currently working restoring services to customers.

All large outages have been repaired and crews are now working on the remaining smaller outages.  See the current Huntsville Utilities power outage map here.

Outages are scattered in different counties, mainly because of wet, heavy snow causing trees to fall on power lines.

Athens/Limestone County

Athens Utilities crews have been busy responding to scattered outages since late Wednesday night.

Lawrence & Morgan Counties

Joe Wheeler Electric EMC have also been working for several hours to restore services to about 1,000 customers. The outages are scattered in different parts of Lawrence and Morgan counties.

Marshall County

Crews with the various utility providers have been working all night, responding to scattered outages throughout Marshall County.

Albertville Municipal Utility Board said it had less than 50 customers without power on Thursday morning. The outages were sporadic, and many have been repaired. Crews are still working to restore the remaining outages as of 9:20 a.m.

Arab Utilities says it is aware of outages spread throughout the service area. They do have crews out working to make repairs. They do not have an estimated time for the repairs to be completed.

Guntersville Electric says it has several hundred customers without power, as of 7:22 a.m.

North Alabama Electric says it has crews working to repair the widespread outages in its service area.

17 comments

  • Lee Reaviel

    Still no power, Pines Rd, Somerville. Joe Wheeler phone numbers to report outage don’t work, but their website says only 16 houses are out of power in Morgan County. Not sure that is correct…

  • Mike C.

    Called marshall dekalb about power outage on Irvin road past douglas the hung up on us . Great service with the hotline hanging up on customers before we are able to speak .

    Hope my sons red earred sliders survive in a tank without a heater

  • James G

    Power on Upper River Rd Somerville has been out since 9:10 PM last night. Unable to report it until this morning because Joe Wheeler EMC’s telephone reporting system is antiquated and can’t handle call volume. It’s 2014 JWEMC. Find out what other power companies do to manage outage reports. God Bless the crews that are out there doing their best in a mess.

    • James G

      Update: Joe Wheeler EMC’S website (jwemc.org) advises 74 customers without power. A call to JWEMC customer service is met with “we have over 1,500 customers without power. Me: “Then your website is entirely inaccurate?” JWEMC: “Yes.” Why bother having a website if it reflects misleading, inaccurate information? Time for ‘Taking Action / Getting Results”.

  • Orbin Dempsey

    Power is still out on Bob Bonds Road in Somerville. It has been out over 20 hours. Called Joe Wheeler EMC several times, but most of the times just received a busy signal.

  • James G

    Update. Presumably inaccurate again since I know 3 households are still without power.

    《 Total Outages: 2
    Total Customers Out: 2
    Lawrence County Customers Out: 1
    Morgan County Customers Out: 1》

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