CULLMAN — Midday thunderstorms knocked out electrical service in the Cullman County and the City of Cullman early Monday afternoon, affecting several downtown stop lights.
The outage originated at the Cullman primary substation due to a lightning strike, and crews from the Cullman Power Board and Cullman Electric Cooperative responded to repair the problem. Officials say service within the city should be restored in a matter of minutes. We are still awaiting word from the Co-op for an update on services around the county.
Cullman Police report a handful of accidents around Cullman, which have stalled traffic even more. Authorities want to remind all drivers to treat intersections with non-functioning lights as a four-way stop.
“We’re trying to work the larger intersections, but we’ve had some read-end collissions,” Cullman Police Chief Kenny Culpepper said.
Check back for more information as it becomes available.