Power restored after early morning outage in Limestone County

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The lights are back on across parts of Limestone County following an early morning power outage.  WHNT News 19 viewers first started notifying us about a lack of power in their communities just after 3:30 a.m.

Crews with Athens Utilities worked overnight to repair a power outage traced back to the company’s Peach Orchard substation.

Posts on the utility company’s social media pages indicate the outage impacted residents in the central and eastern portions of the county.

A spokesman with Athens Utilities says a lightning interrupter failed, causing the outage.  At the peak of the outage, 20,000 customers were without service.

Power was restored shortly before 5 a.m.  Crews are still working to repair other minor issues with the system.

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