HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – All power has been restored following a major outage Friday afternoon that affected south Huntsville and southeastern Madison County. This one was even more widespread than the one on Monday morning.
Friday’s outage happened about 3:15 p.m. Huntsville Utilities says TVA lost power service to two large substations, Farley and Big Cove, which serve south Huntsville and southeast Madison County. Crews with HU and TVA started bringing customers back up around 4:20 p.m. Huntsville Utilities says all power was restored shortly after 4:30 p.m. They say the problem was due to TVA equipment failure.
During the outage, we heard from people in New Hope, Owens Crossroads, Hampton Cove, then over the mountain from Carl T. Jones, Bailey Cove all the way down to Green Mountain, further south to Chaney Thompson and Green Cove Road and back up to Weatherly Road.
Traffic was heavily impacted by the outage — Huntsville Police directed traffic at many intersections. A reminder, any time you approach an intersection where the traffic light is out and no one is directing traffic, please treat it as a four-way stop.