Power outages affecting northern Alabama counties after severe storms

NORTH ALABAMA (WHNT) — Severe storms battered the Tennessee Valley overnight, leaving behind downed power lines and causing power outages that are still affecting some northern Alabama counties.

Several thousand people are still without power in northern Alabama, the majority of whom reside in Lauderdale and Morgan counties.

There are about 10,000 customers without power in Lauderdale County as of noon Saturday, according to the Florence Department of Electricity.

Joe Wheeler EMC in Morgan County initially reported that there were more than 4,000 customers without power as of 1 a.m. Saturday, but by 12:30 p.m. the number of outages dropped to 1,274 customers in the county of Morgan and 13 customers in Lawrence County.

Lawrence County had another 184 residents with outages reported by the Florence Electric Department, Cullman Electric Cooperative and Alabama Power as of 12 p.m.

Alabama Power also reported that there were still 329 customers in Franklin County experiencing outages as of 12:24 p.m.

There were a few minor outages in Jackson and Dekalb counties overnight, but by this morning most power had been restored and there were no widespread outages.


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