Chilton power outages reduced as crews work

Published 8:10 pm Thursday, June 28, 2018

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Chilton County residents are among 32,400 Alabama Power customers affected with notable power outages in central Alabama after severe thunderstorms on June 28.

In an 8 p.m. update from Alabama Power on June 28, a reduced 760 Chilton County customers are without power.

This number is down from the original 1,500 reported by the company at 6 p.m. the same night.

Montgomery, Wilcox and Tallapoosa Counties remain among the most affected counties in central Alabama, with respectively 5,480, 3,200 and 2,500 customers out of power, according to an Alabama Power press release.

“Alabama Power crews are continuing to work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible,” an Alabama Power press release states.

The following are safety reminders from Alabama Power:

  • Never touch any downed or low hanging wires.  Assume all wire is energized.
  • Never try to make your own repairs to Alabama Power equipment.  Let our crews do that work.
  • Never pull tree limbs off power lines.
  • Do not go into areas with debris or downed trees.  Energized power lines may be buried and not visible.
  • Avoid areas where power crews are at work.

Further power outages can be reported to Alabama Power at 1-800-888-2726.