Alabama Power prepared to open spillways at dams

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The possibility of heavy rainfall across Alabama Wednesday has prompted Alabama Power Co. to advise that spill gates likely would be opened at its dam on Lake Martin.

The power company said flood-control operations, including spill gates, also could be in operation at the utility's dams along the Coosa and Tallapoosa reservoirs.

Residents are urged to take necessary steps to protect their property.

The National Weather Service said heavy rain is expected to fall across much of the state through Saturday.

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