Some 4,000 were without power Thursday night for 8 minutes after tree falls on transmission line

Published 4:19 pm Friday, February 17, 2023

Some 4,000 Escambia County residents were without power Thursday night for about 8 minutes after a tree fell and damaged a transmission structure and power poles, according to Alabama Power officials.

Beth Thomas, who is over Alabama Power’s Mobile division, which includes Atmore, Flomaton and Brewton, said Alabama Power was able to reroute power, restoring service to customers and subsequently make needed repairs.

PowerSouth Cooperative owns the transmission line. PowerSouth is the power supplier of Southern Pine Co-op.

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The tree fell on the line around 6 p.m., according to Southern Pine Coop’s Leslie Jackson.