UPDATE: Most of the power in the area has been restored by about 9:25 p.m. Only 16 customers are still without power, an Alabama Power spokesman confirmed.
About 670 customers in Auburn were left without power for a little over an hour Tuesday, an Alabama Power spokesman confirmed Tuesday night.
Sometime before 8 p.m., power went out in several neighborhoods near Samford Avenue and Dean Road. At about 9 p.m., Alabama Power had not determined the exact cause or source of the outage.
Crews were driving up and down streets looking for damaged or obstructed transformers or power lines that could have caused the outage.
Auburn Police said they had confirmed a transformer had blown or been shut off in the area.
The Alabama Power spokesperson said a limb knocked loose recently could have fallen on a wire and triggered a safety fuse intended to shut down transformers in the case of surges that could be caused by falling debris.
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"Ninety-nine times out of 100 it's just that fuse doing what it was supposed to do," the spokesman said.
Alabama Power is estimating power should be restored by 10:30 p.m., though the spokesperson said that is a rough estimate.
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