Alabama Power crews on standby for Thursday storm repairs

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. (WIAT) — Alabama Power crews are on alert and ready to move quickly if severe weather strikes on Thursday night.

The company has already addressed several storm-related power outages from earlier this week.

Monday’s storms hit an area that included Irondale and Hueytown especially hard\ but crews worked throughout the night to fix power lines, and most people in the area had their power up and running by Tuesday morning.

Crews are ready for Thursday and will fix power lines if they go down when it’s safe to do so.

“We look into areas near hospitals and emergency services that’s who we restore power to first because that has the greatest impact, and we look and see how what areas are isolated that we can get the most people on that’s how we operate,” said Katie Bolton, Alabama Power spokesperson.

If you see a downed line stay away and report it. To report a downed line you can call 1-800-888-APCO.

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