NORTH ALABAMA (WHNT) – Severe storms rolled into the Tennessee Valley overnight, leaving behind fallen power lines and causing power outages which are still affecting some North Alabama counties.
Several thousand people are still without power in North Alabama, a majority of which reside in Lauderdale and Morgan counties.
There are about 7,300 customers without power in Lauderdale County as of 7:00 a.m. Sunday, according to the Florence Electricity Department. Directly after storms hit the area and into Saturday morning, there were over 10,000 reported to be without power in the county.
Joe Wheeler EMC originally reported they had over 4,000 customers in Morgan and Lawrence Counties without power at 1 a.m. on Saturday, but as of 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, the number of outages is down to 23 customers in just Morgan County.
Lawrence County had a couple hundred residents with reported outages from Florence Electricity Department, the Cullman Electric Co-op and Alabama Power as of 12 p.m. Saturday. But, as we roll into the day Sunday, Florence Electricity Department is the only agency still reporting outages in Lawrence with around 150 customers still affected.
Alabama Power has restored power to all its customers in Franklin County that were experiencing outages Saturday as a result of the storm.
There were some small outages in Jackson and Dekalb counties overnight, but by this morning most power had been restored and there weren’t any widespread outages.
Huntsville Utilities says it had dispatched electric operations crews to Sheffield after a mutual aid request from Sheffield Utilities.
Huntsville Utilities said nine line workers in seven vehicles will work with crews from Sheffield Utilities to restore power in the area following the strong storms through the area Friday night and Saturday morning.
The utility said it is responding to the request as a part of the American Public Power Association’s Mutual Aid Network.