Power outages affect local residents

Published 1:44 pm Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Power outages affected more than 2,000 customers in Chilton County starting about 12:36 p.m. Tuesday, including two separate outages traced to a Lomax substation, Alabama Power spokeswoman Jan Ellis reported.

Ellis said there were two cases of wire on the ground, but the cause was unknown as of 1:30 p.m. Two breakers were locked out at the substation, one affecting 1,432 customers and the other affecting 580 customers.

It was reported at 2:04 p.m. that power was restored to all customers.

“We do have somebody there,” she said.