More than 20,000 still without power in east Alabama
by Star Staff
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A motorist drives past the intersection of 10th Street and Fairmont Avenue in downtown Anniston as crews prepare to remove a large tree that was felled during the Monday storms. (Photo by Trent Penny / The Anniston Star)
A motorist drives past the intersection of 10th Street and Fairmont Avenue in downtown Anniston as crews prepare to remove a large tree that was felled during the Monday storms. (Photo by Trent Penny / The Anniston Star)
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According to an Alabama Power representative, 23,524 customers remained without power in eastern Alabama this afternoon.

That number included 1,399 in the Anniston/Oxford area; 1,073 in Jacksonville; and 2,591 in Heflin.

“Our folks are working terribly hard and we’re getting people back on as quickly as possible,” Alabama Power spokeswoman Alyson Tucker said.

She said officials with the company aim to have power fully restored in eastern Alabama by 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

Monday’s severe wind knocked out power for 95,000 customers in the company’s eastern division – a third more than in the aftermath of the tornado outbreak of April 2011, Tucker said.
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