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Decatur Utilities workers Craig Etheridge, left, and Donald Orr separate a tree and power line on Hickory Hills Road.
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Decatur Utilities workers Craig Etheridge, left, and Donald Orr separate a tree and power line on Hickory Hills Road.

Wind causes power outages in Southwest Decatur

About 1,000 Decatur Utilities customers in Southwest Decatur were without power for an hour or two Saturday.

The outage happened when winds blew two power lines together, a DU spokeswoman said.

Wind also downed a tree in Hickory Hills near U.S. 67.

Brian Carcione of the National Weather Service office in Huntsville said a cold front moved through the Tennessee Valley on Saturday, bringing with it high winds.

Peak gusts

At peak, wind gust was near 45 mph in the Decatur area, he said.

“The sustained wind speed was between 15 and 20 miles per hour,” Carcione said.

Temperatures should reach the mid-40s on Sunday, but breezy conditions at times will make it seem much colder.

“It won’t be as windy as Saturday,” Carcione said.

Deangelo McDaniel

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