Power Outages Reduced in South Alabama

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Utilities say power outages from ice and snow are limited mostly to south Alabama.

Alabama Power says it has reduced power outages from about 16,000 early Wednesday morning to about 3,700. Of those, 2,100 are in the Mobile area and 1,400 in southeast Alabama. They are primarily due to ice collecting on power lines. A company spokesman says central and north Alabama are not reporting serious problems.

In Dothan, the fire department reported about 5,000 people served by the municipal electric service were without power early Wednesday due to ice on power lines or ice-covered limbs falling on the lines.

At Power South, which serves parts of south Alabama, a spokesman says ice did not materialize like expected and the utility has had no issues with downed lines.

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