Update: Memorial Parkway reopens, power restored

Avoid the area if possible

Posted: Feb 27, 2019 11:01 AM
Updated: Feb 27, 2019 11:37 AM


From Huntsville Utilities:

Service has been restored to the majority of customers in the previously reported area. Anyone still experiencing a service-related issue should call 256-53-LIGHT.

The outage was caused when a semi hooked non-electric cables at Cook Avenue and the northbound service road of Memorial Parkway. Those lines became entangled with electric lines which then caused the breaker at the substation to open. Crews have cleared the lines and closed the breaker.

From earlier:

Huntsville police say Memorial Parkway is now open.

Power outages are still being reported by Huntsville Utilities.

From earlier: 

Huntsville Police Department has closed northbound and southbound lanes of Memorial Parkway and the access road north of University Drive due to downed power lines.

Huntsville police report traffic lights are out at Church/Pratt, University/Memorial, and Memorial/Oakwood.

Huntsville Utilities reports there is a power outage in North Huntsville from Oakwood Ave south to I-565 and from Pulaski Pike east to Washington Street.

Service will be restored as quickly as safely possible, according to spokesman Gary T. Whitley Jr.

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