Power restored in Alabama after strong storms sweep through state

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Update — March 19, 2021 — Alabama Power reports total restoration following this week’s sever weather that left over 9,000 people without power.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — In the past 24 hours, over 61,000 customers were affected by Wednesday’s severe weather, according to Alabama Power. As of 9:45 a.m., 6,700 remain without power.

They stated in an update that “all customers are expected to have service by the end of the day.”

According to Alabama Power’s initial report Thursday at 9 p.m., 500 customers remain without service. Wednesday at 5 p.m., about 9,100 customers were without power. At 9:30 p.m., 8,500 remained without power. The majority of the outages were reported in the western central part of the state. As of 5 a.m. Thursday, 12,750 were still without power across the state.

The Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency said 3,500 residents were without power with most of the outages coming from the Moundville and Alberta areas. Alabama Power customers are encouraged to sign up for “Outage Alerts” by texting “Enroll” to 272688 from a mobile device connected to an Alabama Power account or visiting AlabamaPower.com/Alerts.  

Alabama Power will provide an update on power outages later in the day Thursday. This story will be updated. Stay with CBS 42 for the latest on this developing severe weather situation.

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