Mississippi Power’s storm team assisting Alabama Power after Hurricane Sally worked into the night on Thursday to fill a special request to get power back to the Mobile Museum of Art.
“The museum is climate controlled and there was concern about some of the paintings and other artwork since they were without power,” said Engineering Supervisor Matt Ball, who is leading the company’s Northern Division team. “We were really glad to get them back on.”
The 95,000-square-foot museum is located in Langan Park in west Mobile and holds more than 6,400 pieces of art, including paintings, sculptures, works on paper, crafts and other mediums.
“A pine tree fell and caused a lot of damage,” Ball said. “We had to change a pole and pick up about three spans of wire. The guys did a great job of working safely and getting these lights back on for an important customer.”
The request came in Thursday about 5 p.m. and the team had power restored about 9 p.m.
Mississippi Power sent a team of 100 linemen and support personnel from all across the company’s service territory Thursday morning to support Alabama Power’s restoration efforts in Mobile.
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