Fallen wire causes power outages

Published 10:32 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A fallen wire left approximately 610 Alabama Power customers in Selma without power for a few hours Thursday afternoon.

Power went out around 4 p.m. and was restored around 5:30 p.m.

Several stoplights were out, including several on Broad Street and at least one on Water Avenue.

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Alabama spokesman Mike Jordan said the outage was due to a fallen wire.

“Work is ongoing to restore power and should be resolved within the hour,” Jordan wrote at 5 p.m.

By law, drivers are supposed to treat stoplights as a four-way stop during a power outage, but many seemed confused, or just kept driving through lights.

Officers and traffic guards with the Selma Police Department helped by guiding traffic.