HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) - The last 48 hours have been hectic for David Martin and his team. “We started Saturday about 6 o’clock when we got our first calls and we was out at about 10:30 Saturday night," says Martin, a road foreman for Madison County District 1.
Sunday, he says they had to clear tree limbs that fell, blocking Mulberry Road and trim loose branches that could have been a danger to drivers. “We had some reports of structural damage but it’s just a barn I think. Mainly just tree damage," says Martin.
Monday, they were back at it again, removing twisted tree tops and limbs from the side of the road. County officials say there's so much damage on a stretch of Jones Road alone, they didn't get it taken care of Monday - meaning even if we get more storm damage Monday night, they'll be right back out there Tuesday moving massive stumps and debris. “These summertime pop up storms, we’ll just have to do what we have to do," says Martin.
With the threat of more weather coming this way, he says they have no choice but to be prepared for what may come next. “We’ll do what we have to do to keep roads open," he says.
Madison County is asking anyone with storm damage to drag as much of it as they can to the side of the road to speed up their cleanup process.