Huntsville Utilities says power largely restored after outage

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Huntsville Utilities says crews have restored power to most customers after a power outage affecting northern Madison County and northwest Huntsville.

The utility company initially said electrical operations crews responded to an outage affecting customers from the Tennessee State Line south to Interstate 20 and from Wall Triana Highway east to to highway 231/431.

The company said as of 11:03 p.m. Tuesday that power had been restored to all but 5,600 customers. Huntsville Utilities said those customers are located in the area from the Tennessee State Line south to Sparkman Drive and from Jeff Road east to Memorial Parkway.

According to the utility company, CRE field reports indicate an animal entered a main substation that distributes electricity to other substations. Authorities said the animal came into contact with electrical equipment, causing the feeder’s main circuit breaker to open.

Huntsville Utilities said crews are working to restore power to the remainder of the outage as quickly as possible.

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