Power restored in Guntersville after Monday’s storm-related outage

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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Crews with the Electric Board of Guntersville restored service after storms knocked out power to part of the city on Monday afternoon.

Electric Board Manager Tommy Troup said approximately 2,500 customers lost power shortly after 4 p.m.  This was due to lightning and wind that caused damage near the Happy Home substation, next to Guntersville High School.

Troup said lightning hit so close, it knocked one of the transmission lines.  That line services two other substations as well, Warrenton and Willow Beach.

Troup said crews had most of the power restored within 90 minutes, but didn’t bring Guntersville High School back on till about 11 p.m. due to additional repairs needed where the lightning hit.