SYLACAUGA, Ala. – As of 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, the Sylacauga Utilities Board reported that 723 homes were still without electricity.
In addition to scattered power outages, including areas on Alabama Highway 21 South to U.S. Highway 280, two utility poles affecting more than 200 customers in the mill village area were down.
Utilities Board crews and additional tree trimming crews have been working around the clock to repair infrastructure and clear debris, and it is expected that most but not all power can be restored by Sunday evening.
Only 24 hours earlier, due to trees and limbs falling under the weight of heavy wet snow, more than 2,500 customers in Sylacauga were affected, meaning that service has been restored to average 150 homes per hour. Alabama Power and Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative are also reporting continued outages.
Today’s forecasts calls for abundant sunshine with a high of 48 degrees and an overnight low of 29 degrees. Daytime temperatures should help melt snow, relieving stress on trees and branches, although nighttime sub-freezing temps can cause hazardous road conditions.