UPDATE: Utility crews busy restoring power in Shoals, Decatur, Athens

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TVA crews repair the power lines at the intersection of Woodward Avenue and 2nd Street. (Photo: Carter Watkins/WHNT News 19)

TVA crews repair the power lines at the intersection of Woodward Avenue and 2nd Street. (Photo: Carter Watkins/WHNT News 19)

TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – Utility crews are working in several areas to restore power from Monday’s storms.

Muscle Shoals

4:00PM Tuesday: The power situation has improved through the day.  There are some outages, and TVA crews spent much of the day repairing the transmission lines and power grid at the intersection of Woodward Avenue and 2nd Street. The intersection is now open to traffic.  Read more about the situation in Muscle Shoals.

Tuscumbia

Power is still out in much of the downtown area, and likely will remain so for several hours, especially around Cave Street and High Street.  People are asked to stay away from this area if they don’t have a real reason to be there.  Onlookers will hamper the cleanup and rebuilding process.

Athens

8:30AM Tuesday: Crews continue working multiple outages. About 1,500 are still without power.  That’s down from 10,000 last night, according to Utilities Manager Gary Scroggins.

Decatur

5AM Tuesday: Decatur Utilities crews worked overnight to restore service to all but a handful of isolated customers who remain without power this morning. The remaining outage is affecting 14 customers on Curtis, Country Club and Carol Lanes in southeast Decatur. Downed trees are being cleared to allow truck access. In the meantime, DU crews are manually climbing each pole to repair the primary distribution line and restore power to the area.

A few customers will require an electrician to repair damage to their home’s electrical service before DU can restore power.

Recap from last night’s severe weather:

Decatur Utilities began experiencing power outages at approximately 4:45 p.m. as a line of severe thunderstorms moved through the area bringing straight line winds in excess of 70 miles per hour and torrential rainfall.

Approximately 1117 customers served out of the Green Acres substation in Southwest Decatur were without service from 4:45 p.m. until 7 p.m. The affected area included Central Parkway at 14th St. SW.

Approximately 479 customers served out of the West Town substation in Northwest Decatur were without power from approximately 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The affected area was north of Moulton St. NW in the vicinity of Memorial Drive.

Approximately 632 customers served out of the Griffin substation in Southwest Decatur were out of power from approximately 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The affected area included 8th St. SW west of Danville Rd. SW. The outage was caused by a tree that fell into a three-phase distribution line.

DU experienced multiple isolated outages scattered throughout the service area, most stemming from trees that fell across distribution lines and services due to high winds. Crews worked through the night and had all but about 100 customers restored by 2:45 a.m. As of 5 a.m. This morning, 14 customers on Curtis, Country Club and Carol Lanes in Southeast Decatur remain out as crews manually climb power poles to replace the primary distribution line. A few customers will require an electrician to repair damage to their home’s electrical service before DU can restore power.

-Information provided by Decatur Utilities

Huntsville

Outages that remain as of Tuesday morning are scattered in various areas throughout Madison County.  Crews are working to get to various locations as quickly as possible.  Most of these outages affect between 1-5 people.  See the outage map.

Huntsville Utilities customers are urged to report outages by calling 256-53-LIGHT.

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