LIVE BLOG: Damage and storm images still coming in from Monday’s severe weather in North Alabama

As severe weather moves across North Alabama we are keeping you updated on air, online and our social platforms. Our meteorologists and field crews will continue to keep you informed.

 

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Governor Ivey will tour damaged areas in Calhoun and Etowah counties today.

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From Athens Utilities:

Athens Utilities has restored power to a majority of its customers. About 140 customers remain impacted, down from 1,300. 

Electric Department Manager Blair Davis said crews are repairing downed power lines and replacing broken utility poles. The remaining outages are in the Elkmont and Ardmore areas, which were hit by a possible tornado Monday night (March 19).
Crews have been working throughout the night to restore power in the Lester/Leggtown area, Elkmont and Ardmore.

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From Huntsville Utilities: Following Monday evening’s severe storm that left
significant damage to power lines and utility poles in the Hazel Green
community, Huntsville Utilities’ Electric Crews worked through the night to
restore service to the affected customers. Crews are still in the area making
final repairs to approximately 50 customers in and around the area of Bobo
Section Road.

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From Lawrence County Schools:
Due to tonight’s storms, Moulton
Elementary, Moulton Middle and Lawrence County High are all delayed two
hours. This delay will help ensure power is back on by the time
students arrive and that there are no safety hazards for our students.
All three campuses have sustained minimal damage. We believe that the
damage will not prevent students from attending, but daylight hours are
needed to confirm. Again, MES, MMS and LCHS are delayed two hours.
This is only for the Moulton Schools.

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Viewer Tiffany Wood sent us this picture from inside the public storm shelter at the Pleasant Grove Fire Department in Guntersville.

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An early-morning look at the storm damage in Ardmore

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Per district 3, Old Oneonta Road is closed until further notice. Please avoid this area.

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Areas to avoid per
Limestone County EMA

Please avoid the following areas due to trees down, power lines and structure damages to homes and buildings .

First responders are working in these areas:

Siniard and Vivians Rd.

Walnut Grove Rd.

Leggtown Rd.

Happy Hollow Rd. and Turkey Creek

Veto Rd. and Compton Rd.

New Bethel and Shipley Hollow Rd.

Pettusville Rd.

Upper Elkton Rd.

Bethel Rd.

Clem Rd.

Putnam Rd.

Thatch Rd.

Moorseville and Upper Ft Hampton Rd.

Moorseville and Sweet Springs Rd.

Hwy 251 between Gatlin and Pinedale Rd.

Hwy 251 and Valley Drive

Oakgrove Rd and Sweet Springs Rd

Gatlin Rd. and Mitchell Loop 

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“There
has been significant damage tonight in parts of Alabama. We are sending state
resources to those affected areas, especially to Jacksonville and Calhoun
County. We will continue to monitor and respond to needs in other areas as
needed. Our first priority is ensuring our people are safe. Please stay out of
affected areas and let first responders do their job. I thank all first
responders, EMA and Weather officials, and  utility workers for their hard
work trying to keep Alabamians safe.” – Governor Kay Ivey

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This is a photo taken of one of the
apartment buildings at The Reserve in Jacksonville, adjacent to JSU. Photo by
Josh Wilson

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Huntsville Utilities’ Electric Crews are working to restore service to affected customers in and around the Hazel Green area. Following the severe storm that passed through the Madison County area, crews are working to repair damaged power lines and utility poles. Crews will work until service has been restored to all affected customers. 

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Athens Utilities is reporting 1,300 without power after the storms went through Limestone County.  Most of the outages are in northern Limestone County in the Leggtown, Elkmont and Ardmore areas. There are reports of broken lines and power poles, as well as trees and limbs on lines.

All available linemen are working to restore power as soon as safely possible.

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(Photo: Gabe Maxwell – Double Springs Cullman exit I65)

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Kelly Miller in Lacon at 6:50 p.m.

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7:30PM in Hazel Green Ace Hardware (Hazel Green Building supply) from David Ashby

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(Photo: Joseph Bunton – HWY 72 in Rogersville – 3:33 p.m.)

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