Power restored after transformer explosion in downtown Mobile

Mobile County

UPDATE: 9:29AM– Beth Thomas with Alabama Power says the power has been restored in downtown. A failed switch gear underneath the new federal courthouse caused the loud noise.

Alabama Power says they are working to make long-term repairs in the area this week.

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG)– Alabama Power says there are 300 power outages in Downtown Mobile. According to a spokesperson from Alabama Power, it happened after a transformer blew Wednesday morning.

Government Plaza has been evacuated and there are no reported injuries.

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