UPDATE: Riverchase Galleria back open

Customers evacuated

HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) – Alabama Power reports a portion of the grid failed at 1 p.m. this afternoon causing a power outage for a portion of the mall and surrounding businesses.

The cause of the failure is unknown at this time. Power crews were able to restore electricity by 1:38. There was no fire at the mall despite multiple reports of people seeing smoke.

The mall is back open for business.



CBS42 is receiving multiple reports from inside the Riverchase Galleria that an evacuation is underway following a power outage.

A Belk employee contacted saying there are reports of a fire in the building. We have spoken with Hoover Fire spokesman Lt. Rusty Lowe who has confirmed a power outage… but could not confirm that a fire was burning inside.

We  have cameras heading to the scene. Stay tuned to http://www.CBS42.com for the latest details as we gather them.


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