Power outage hits Guntersville during Super Bowl

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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-- A power outage that lasted several hours, according to residents, made it hard for some Guntersville families to watch the Super Bowl.

Some people found a way to get out of the dark for the big game though.

"We were like, 'We have to watch the game!'" said Macy Patterson, whose family came home to prepare for a family Super Bowl party, only to find the lights off.

But Patterson knew the First Baptist Church in Guntersville was hosting a Super Bowl party of its own. As luck would have it, the church is in the part of town where the lights stayed on.

"We were like, 'Let's go to the church!'" she said.

Youth Pastor Warren Jones said it was good to have a few unexpected guests at their party.

"It was all good. We had plenty of food, plenty to go around. It was fun," he said.

WHNT News 19 has been working to get more information about what caused the outage.

We're told most if not all of the homes affected have had their power restored.

We called the Guntersville Power Board, but that number rolled over to Emergency Services. They didn't know what had caused the problem.