A failure of switching equipment at a south Huntsville industry apparently caused a widespread power outage in the area late Sunday, a utility spokesman said Monday.
Bill Yell of Huntsville Utilities said the outage affected some 26,000 customers across an area south a airport road.
The failure happened about 9 p.m. when a large flash was seen off Bailey Cove Road.
Power was restored around 11 p.m.
A large power outage is currently affecting south Huntsville.
The outage began around 9 p.m. after a large blue-white flash was seen on the ground from the area of Green Cove Road and Bailey Cove.
A loud humming sound was also heard.
A large substation in the area, located on Chaney Thompson Road just north of Green Cove Road, was apparently unharmed and lights remained on south of Hobbs Road.
A check by an HNW reporter revealed the outage extended from at least Whitesburg Road and South Memorial Parkway along Weatherly Road to Bailey Cove and Four Mile Post Road.
A release from Huntsville Utilities confirmed a large outage but no further details.