UPDATE (8:48PM) — According to Alabama Power, 500 out of the 1,600 customers are still without power after a transformer blew this afternoon.
Here are some radar pictures that show the storms around the time the transformer in Mobile blew:
MOBILE, Ala (WKRG) — Alabama Power reports of an outage affecting up to 1,600 customers in Downtown Mobile, Prichard, and Brewton.
AL Power could not confirm the exact cause, but they believe it was due to a transformer that blew after being hit by a lightning strike.
Crews have been dispatched to the scenes in both Mobile and Brewton.
According to reports, it may take until 8 p.m. to get power back on, but that is just an estimate.