Alabama Power working to fix outages across the area

WIAT/Kaitlin McCulley

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – UPDATE: As of 8:30 a.m.: Birmingham area outages are now down to 8,000.  Alabama Power will continue working throughout the day until all customers are restored.

As of 7 a.m.: Alabama Power is reporting Birmingham down to 15,000 customers without service.

As of 6 a.m.: Alabama Power is reporting that power has been restored to 33,000 customers with another 40,000 still without service. In Birmingham, the number of those without power is now at 20,000, down from 32,000. In East Alabama, about 4,000 customers are still without power, down from nearly 9,000. And west of Birmingham, there are 2,400 customers without power, down from 7,500.

Alabama Power crews are working to repair the widespread damage.

If you have an outage you’d like to report you can do so by calling 800-888-2726.

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