LIVE BLOG: Damage reports from Tuesday’s storms

High wind gusts and hail caused damage to structures, downed trees are blocking roads and a lot of people are without power after Tuesday’s round of strong storms.

 

Jessica Grotjahn April 4, 20183:47 pm

Jessica Grotjahn April 4, 20183:46 pm
Jessica Grotjahn April 4, 20183:09 pm

Photo: Chris Burns, Damage at the Riverwalk Marina in Decatur

Jessica Grotjahn April 4, 20183:08 pm

Photo: James Lawson, Damage at the Saputo Dairy Foods plant, and buildings across the street in Decatur

Jessica Grotjahn April 4, 20182:42 pm

Jessica Grotjahn April 4, 20182:33 pm

Snapped tree in Scottsboro

Jessica Grotjahn April 4, 20182:33 pm

Stanlieo’s Sub Shop in Huntsville has significant damage to the roof

Jessica Grotjahn April 4, 20182:32 pm

Fallen tree in Scottsboro

Jessica Grotjahn April 4, 20182:32 pm

A tree has fallen on a building at Hunter’s Ridge Apartments in Huntsville

Maxie Gardner April 4, 20189:04 am

Joe Wheeler EMC crews are still working to get power on to 797 members
this morning after a late-night storm left damage across the entire
service area. At the height of the storm, there were more than 7,000
JWEMC members without power around 11 p.m. last night (4-3-18). Despite
multiple broken poles and lines down in both Lawrence and Morgan
counties, power was restored to all but around 1,400 members by 2:30
a.m. While the crews have been working all night, they will continue
until power is restored to all affected areas.

Maxie Gardner April 4, 20187:35 am

Crews from Decatur Utilities are continuing to work their way to address outages throughout town. While most main circuits are now energized, there are multiple trees and lines down across town. Restoration of remaining customers may take the better part of the today – and possibly into tomorrow. 

Maxie Gardner April 4, 20186:41 am

Madison Police: Expect delays for the next 2-3 hours at Madison Blvd and Sullivan St. There’s a power outage in the area and crews are working to repair downed poles.

Maxie Gardner April 4, 20186:38 am

Maxie Gardner April 4, 20185:16 am

This tree came down on top of a truck in the Maysville/Ryland area of Madison County

Maxie Gardner April 4, 20185:13 am

This is damage to one building at the Charleston Oak Apartment complex in Madison

Christina Edwards April 4, 20185:07 am

Maxie Gardner April 4, 20184:52 am

Decatur Utilities update: Power has been restored to
customers in the Hickory Hills area. Crews are still working in the areas of
Burningtree Mountain, portions of northwest Decatur and other scattered outages
throughout town. Approximately 1,500 customers remain out of power at this
time.

Maxie Gardner April 4, 20184:42 am

Maxie Gardner April 4, 20184:42 am

Maxie Gardner April 4, 20184:41 am

Decatur also saw some damage on 6th Ave: 

Maxie Gardner April 4, 20184:33 am

Decatur Police are closing East Moulton Street between 1st Ave and 2nd Ave because of storm damage. That damage includes downed trees, downed power lines, structural damage to residences from trees, and structural damage to buildings.

Maxie Gardner April 4, 20184:30 am

Power outage update from Decatur Utilities: Power was just restored to
more than 550 customers in the southeast area of town near Magnolia St.
Approximately 2,400 customers remain without power at this time. Crews will
continue working through the night to address outages. We also have tree crews working
to cut and clear fallen trees which are restricting access to some areas.

Maxie Gardner April 4, 20184:29 am

Power outage update from Huntsville Utilities: Huntsville Utilities Electric Crews have been working through the night to restore service to areas all around Madison County that lost power due to a round severe weather yesterday. Although significant progress has been made, around 10,000 (estimate) customers remain without power at this time. High winds from last evening’s storms did significant damage to the electric distribution system by toppling trees into power lines and damaging utility poles and other equipment. While several of the large outage areas have been restored, restoration efforts continue all across the county as crews work down to the isolated areas that sustained the most damage. Daylight will help crews identify and repair those problems more quickly. Areas with outages include: the City of Madison, Harvest-Monrovia, Hazel Green, Meridianville, New Market, Gurley, West Huntsville, Northwest Huntsville, South Huntsville, Hampton Cove/Big Cove, Brownsboro, and Owens Cross Roads.

Maxie Gardner April 4, 20184:26 am

There was also damage at Holy Smokes BBQ in Scottsboro. A metal carport was flipped onto the roof of an adjacent building, and a nearby storage building was blown off its block foundation

Maxie Gardner April 4, 20184:25 am

Here’s another picture of damage at the Chevron Gas Station on Highway 72 in Scottsboro.

Jessica Grotjahn April 4, 201812:17 am

Photo: Austin Lee, Scottsboro

Jessica Grotjahn April 4, 201812:17 am

Photo: Austin Lee, Scottsboro

Jessica Grotjahn April 4, 201812:14 am

(Photo: Jonathon Weeks)

Jessica Grotjahn April 4, 201812:13 am

(Photo: Jonathan Weeks)

Jessica Grotjahn April 4, 201812:09 am

Jessica Grotjahn April 4, 201812:09 am

Photo: Holly Lynn Hathcock, Stevenson Alabama

Jessica Grotjahn April 4, 201812:07 am

Jessica Grotjahn April 4, 201812:07 am

Jessica Grotjahn April 4, 201812:06 am

Jessica Grotjahn April 4, 201812:06 am

(Photo: Jonathan Weeks)