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Linemen injured in Coffee County accident

Covington Electric Coop Outage Map 1-28-2021
Covington Electric Coop Outage Map 1-28-2021(Source: Covington Electric Coop)
Updated: Jan. 28, 2021 at 5:59 PM CST
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UPDATE - Covington Electric Coop says all power has been restored to all affected customers.

UPDATE - Powersouth has released a statement about the incident in Coffee County.

Two PowerSouth Energy Cooperative line technicians suffered injuries due to an electrical contact-related accident near Opp, AL late today. The technicians suffered burns but were conscious and alert when Life Flighted for care. Our efforts are focused on our employees and their families during this difficult time. Our hearts and prayers are with them, their families and their co-workers.

Ensuring the safety and security of our workplace is PowerSouth’s top priority. We immediately enacted emergency protocols, and will be working closely with authorities. We are also concentrating efforts to safely restore electric service to the affected area.

Out of respect for the family’s privacy, PowerSouth will not provide any further comment.

-PowerSouth Energy Cooperative

COFFEE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) - Two linemen in Coffee County were left critically injured and thousands of residents throughout the county were left without power.

The linemen we working near the Perry Store community on Hwy 134, south of Elba when they were electrocuted.

According to the outage map from the Covington Electric Cooperative, thousands of residents throughout the county have been left without power.

There appear to be three large outages. The largest west of Enterprise affecting 3,300 Cooperative customers. And then two other outages around Elba, affecting 1,300 and 600 customers respectively.

WTVY has a reporter on the way to the scene and will update the story.

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