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Dothan outages are possible

Power crews are gearing up for possible aftermath of icy storm.
Layers of ice could compromise power lines and create dangerous road conditions.  Drivers are advised to stay home until roads are safe for travel.
Layers of ice could compromise power lines and create dangerous road conditions. Drivers are advised to stay home until roads are safe for travel.
Electric crews are working to minimize and restore any outages during the wintry mix.
Electric crews are working to minimize and restore any outages during the wintry mix.

With freezing rain there comes a concern about power lines falling due to ice build up.


Brad Kimbro of Wiregrass Electric says if those predictions are correct we could see power outages that would rival a tropical storm or a hurricane.


He says it's hard to predict how long it would take to restore any power outages. 


But power crews are prepared and ready to go if it happens.


"We don't have a lot of practice at an icy condition, but we're prepared,” Kimbro said.  “We're doing the best we can do.  We certainly have all of our available crews, and they're going through their available plans, the emergency response plans, as we speak."


Wiregrass Electric also says if you have a power outage, turn off anything you were using. 


This will keep the system from overloading and help restore service faster.


 




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