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.
Photo: Chris Burns, Damage at the Riverwalk Marina in Decatur
Photo: James Lawson, Damage at the Saputo Dairy Foods plant, and buildings across the street in Decatur
Snapped tree in Scottsboro
Stanlieo’s Sub Shop in Huntsville has significant damage to the roof
Fallen tree in Scottsboro
A tree has fallen on a building at Hunter’s Ridge Apartments in Huntsville
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.
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.
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.
Outage Update: Wed. 6 a.m. – 1146 members without power. Crews have been out all night working and will stay out until the power is on. Taking time because outages spread over a wide area. We thank everyone for your patience. @WAAYTV @KodyFisherTV @whnt @decaturdaily @waff48
— Joe Wheeler EMC (@JWEMC) April 4, 2018
This tree came down on top of a truck in the Maysville/Ryland area of Madison County
This is damage to one building at the Charleston Oak Apartment complex in Madison
HIGHEST MEASURED WIND GUSTS from Tuesday night's line of #severe storms. Many are cleaning up from storm damage, and others are just now getting a glimpse at what the storms have done. We have a compiled list of damage reports on @whnt.com #ValleyWx #ALwx #HUNwx pic.twitter.com/RSbIdinFRj
— Christina Edwards (@ChristinaWHNTwx) April 4, 2018
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
Storm damage includes: downed trees, downed power lines, structural damage to residences from trees, and structural damage
Please stay off the streets and be wary of all downed lines. Treat all lines as energized power lines.
One injury has been reported and transported.
— Decatur, Alabama (@CityofDecaturAL) April 4, 2018
Daylight will help crews identify and repair problems more quickly. Outage areas include: Madison, Harvest-Monrovia, Hazel Green, Meridianville, New Market, Gurley, West Hsv, NW Hsv, South Hsv, Hampton Cove/Big Cove, Brownsboro, and Owens Cross Roads. https://t.co/iko9Adks8O
— Huntsville Utilities (@HSVUtilities) April 4, 2018
Decatur also saw some damage on 6th Ave:
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.
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.
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.
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
Here’s another picture of damage at the Chevron Gas Station on Highway 72 in Scottsboro.
Photo: Austin Lee, Scottsboro
Photo: Austin Lee, Scottsboro
(Photo: Jonathon Weeks)
(Photo: Jonathan Weeks)
Swancott Rd near Pryor Rd is completely blocked by trees in the roadway and will require heavy machinery to clear. Please use an alternate route.
— Limestone Sheriff (@LimestoneCoSO) April 4, 2018
Photo: Holly Lynn Hathcock, Stevenson Alabama
(Photo: Jonathan Weeks)