TENNESSEE VALLEY, (WHNT) – High winds produced late Thursday and early Friday by the severe storm system knocked down trees and utility poles in several parts of the Tennessee Valley.
Updated 5:15 a.m.
DEKALB COUNTY- Two apartment complexes near Gault Avenue and 55th Street were damaged, along with a recycling business on Gault.
Two people were injured and taken to the hospital. We understand 25-30 people are displaced at Mountain View Apartments.
Crews have been working through the night at both locations. Read more on the situation in Fort Payne and watch videos.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY- Lauderdale County EMA Director George Grabryan says the strong winds blew the roofs off of two houses on County Road 86 in Anderson. In one of the houses, a mother and her 8-year-old child were injured with lacerations to their bodies. Both child and mother were taken to Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence.
LAWRENCE COUNTY- A natural gas leak has been reported at the International Paper plant in Courtland.
LIMESTONE COUNTY- Athens Utilities has several poles down in the Clements area. Crews are on site working on the damage, but it will take time to replace the poles and restore service. Power in the Clements area is not expected to be restored until later this morning.
Crews are also in the West Limestone area assessing damage and working to restore service.
The damage to the utilities poles has forced Blue Springs Elementary and Clements High School to close on Friday.
Blue Springs Drive is still closed this morning.
MADISON COUNTY- There were small outages through the night on the Huntsville Utilities system. As of 6:33 a.m. Friday, there are 18 small outages affecting 200 customers in different part of Madison County. HU spokesperson Bill Yell says crews are working to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.
MORGAN COUNTY- Six Mile Road near Brewer High School is closed because the bridge is washed out, according to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. The Morgan County Commission is assessing the damage to see what repairs need to be made.
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