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Power Restored after Overnight Accident Causes Major Outage in Northwest Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police and utility crews spent the early morning hours of  Sunday tending to a two vehicle collision at Sparkman Drive and Jordan Lane, which lead to a major power outage to nearly a dozen communities.

It happened around 1:15AM.

In the course of the wreck, Huntsville Utility equipment was damaged, resulting in a power outage for hundreds of homes in the area.

Medics took several people to the hospital for treatment of injuries, while Huntsville Utility crews got in route.

A spokesman for the utility says the wreck caused a fire on a high-voltage power line that crews had to put out.

To do so safely, crews had to cut all power to that line, resulting a brief outage in the Monrovia area to another 3,500 customers.  The second outage lasted only for about 20 minutes.

Crews then resumed work on fixing the line affecting the original 1800 customers who lost power.

Gary Whitley of Huntsville Utilities sent out a statement saying crews had restored power to all customers by 4:00am.

 

Throughout the night, the outages affected northwest Huntsville in the Sparkman Drive and Jordan Lane communities, including Oakwood University, extending to the Monrovia areas in and around Plummer Road, Indian Creek, Nick Fitcheard, Johns Road and Research Park.

Watch WHNT NEWS 19 at 6am for the latest developments on the situation.