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Huntsville Utilities reports power outages, multiple utility poles down after storm

Outages are reported throughout the area Thursday night.

Posted: May 6, 2021 6:46 PM
Updated: May 6, 2021 9:53 PM

Update from Huntsville Utilities at 9:30 p.m.: Approximately 2,100 customers are still without power. The biggest change since the last update is that more customers in south Huntsville are back on the system, though it is still the largest outage in the service area.

We also have confirmed a sixth utility pole down.

Crews will continue to work throughout the service area until all power is restored.

We appreciate the patience of our customers as crews work to restore service as quickly and safely as possible.

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Update from Huntsville Utilities at 8:30 p.m.: Crews are still working to replace poles and lines that were brought down by a fast-moving storm system that passed through the service area earlier this evening.

Since the last update, crews have been able to restore service to a significant number of customers in the Harvest/Monrovia area, where two utility poles were brought down along Mt. Zion Road. Crews are working to replace the poles, repair the damage, and complete restoration.

In south Huntsville, three utility poles were brought down along Drake Avenue. Crews are on site working to repair the damage in that area as well.

There are numerous other outages scattered throughout the service area. Many of these were caused by limbs and trees falling into power lines. Electric Operations will continue to work until all damage is repaired and all power is restored.

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Update from Huntsville Utilities at 7:30 p.m.: There are approximately 2,700 customers without power. The largest outages are in the Harvest/Monrovia area and south Huntsville. There are also numerous, smaller outages scattered throughout the service area.

At least five utility poles are confirmed down, all requiring replacement. Two of these are along Mt. Zion Road and three are along Drake Avenue near the Huntsville Aquatics Center.

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Update: Huntsville Utilities issued the following update: 

In addition to the Harvest/Monrovia outage, crews are responding to power outage in south Huntsville impacting customers from Bob Wallace Avenue south to Airport Road and from Triana Boulevard east to L & N Drive.

Regarding the Harvest/Monrovia outage, Madison County Fire and Rescue reports two utility poles with power lines are down along Mt. Zion Road.

In both cases, service will be restored as quickly as possible.

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From earlier:

More than 1,300 customers are without power in Madison County Thursday night.

Huntsville Utilities crews are responding to a power outage in the Harvest/Monrovia area impacting customers from Nick Davis Road south to Capshaw Road and from Wall Triana Highway east to Indian Creek Road.

Huntsville Utilities says service will be restored as quickly as possible, and the cause is unknown.

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