Power Crews Work to Restore Power

Montgomery, Alabama –
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Thousands of Alabama Power customers
statewide remain without electricity after storms downed trees and
Alabama Power spokeswoman Keisa Sharpe said crews hope to
restore service by Tuesday night to most of the 61,686 customers
who were without power. A total of 33,300 customers were in
Birmingham area.
Sharpe said several Birmingham area residents might be without
power until Wednesday evening.
A total of 22,290 customers were without power in the Tuscaloosa
area and 6,096 in the Anniston area.
Alabama Power spokesman Michael Sznajderman said the company
enlisted the help of 893 utility workers from throughout the
Southeast on Monday to help restore power.

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