Huntsville Utilities urges you to stay away from downed power lines while crews work
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Crews with Huntsville Utilities continue their work to restore power in different areas of Madison County.
As of 3:45 p.m. the utility estimates about 500 customers are without power. Most outages are in the community of Brownsboro/Maysville, New Market, Green Mountain and atop Monte Sano.
Check the outage map to see the different areas. Crews are working to get to these areas a quickly and as safely as possible. Many involved power poles, fallen trees and power lines, which is slowing down the effort to get to each spot.
If you see a downed power line, please stay away. Do NOT approach it. Call 256-53-LIGHT (5-4448) to report it.
Also, for anyone using a portable generator, Huntsville Utilities urges you to not backfeed the generator through your electric panel. This video explains the danger: