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UPDATE: Huntsville Utilities restores service to West Huntsville and Madison

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MADISON, Ala. - A large power outage took down several traffic lights in the Madison area Wednesday afternoon.

Huntsville Utilities tweeted at 5:49 p.m. Wednesday that service had been restored following an equipment failure on Hughes Road.

Numerous intersections near Highway 72 in Madison were affected by the outage. A member of the WHNT News 19 team took video of the traffic light down at the intersection of Jeff Road and Black Bottom Road.

There are reports of major traffic backups in the Monrovia area. Drivers should use caution when traveling in this area as congestion eases.