More than 5,000 area residents lose electricity
by Paige Rentz
Sep 05, 2013 | 2983 views |  0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend | print
About 5,500 local customers lost electricity today due to downed lines, according to Alabama Power.

The outage, which began at 1:14 p.m. still left 1,800 customers in the Choccolocco area without power as of 2:18 p.m.

Spokeswoman Alyson Tucker said Alabama Power expects electricity to be restored by 3 p.m.

The outage, she said, is due to problems with transmission lines, which carry power from plants to distribution lines that connect to homes and businesses. Tucker said it often takes longer to determine a cause for transmission-related outages because of increased safety precautions.

In addition to the Choccolocco area, the outage affected DeArmanville, the Highland Avenue area and the area near Lee Brass on Golden Springs Road.

Staff writer Paige Rentz: 256-235-3564. On Twitter @PRentz_Star.

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