Alabama Power: Outages in Enterprise, Ft. Rucker area caused by fault in lines

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — If you’re from Enterprise, Daleville or Fort Rucker, you may have noticed that lights were off in certain areas Monday.

Reports began coming in about random outages around Rucker Boulevard as well as the Enterprise Walmart.

One veterinary clinic even told clients how they could reach them while the power was out.

“If you’re trying to reach us, we’re currently out of power with the rest of Ft Rucker Blvd, you can reach us via messenger,” the clinic said in a Facebook post. “We’re still taking our appointments for today that are scheduled.”

Even Fort Rucker, the home of Army Aviation, wasn’t immune to the blackout. Residents posted online about the sudden lack of power across three communities.

According to Alabama Power spokesperson Linda Brannon, around 14,000 outages happened Monday across both Coffee County and the Daleville region.

However, the lights didn’t stay off for long as Brannon said the outages last around 15 minutes.

The cause? A fault in the high tension transmission lines.

Brannon said fault in these lines can be problematic as they are the first connection from the power plants to the rest of the grid.

For now, Alabama Power is currently looking into what caused the fault so as to avoid any more outages in the future.

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