Update: Power restored in central Huntsville

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Utilities crews have restored power to central Huntsville after a brief outage.

The outage happened when telecommunications contractors working on lines near Memorial Parkway tangled their lines into the primary electric lines serving the area, according to Huntsville Utilities spokesperson Joe Gehrdes.

The outage stretched from University Drive south to Clinton Avenue and from Church Street west to Jordan Lane.

Power was restored shortly after 11:30 a.m.