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Storm damage reported across central Alabama

Updated: Jan. 11, 2020 at 2:26 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Strong storms are moving across the state Saturday causing damage in several areas.

Three people were killed in Pickens County earlier Saturday as a result of a tornado.

Minor damage has been reported across central Alabama.

Alabama Power reports that as of 7 a.m. Sunday about 1,600 customers are without service in central Alabama. Those outages exist in the following areas:

  • Chilton County - 700
  • Dallas County - 420
  • Perry County - 250
  • Lowndes County - 170

Michael Jordan with Alabama Power says there are fewer, widely scattered outages in Butler, Tallapoosa and Wilcox counties.

Butler County

  • Butler County EMA reports trees and powerlines down. The majority of trees have been cleared.

Montgomery County:

  • Montgomery Police Department reports red lights are out on Mobile Highway around Southlawn; lights are out on Wares Ferry at Dalraida and Atlanta Highway/Perry Hill Road.
  • Tree down on Narrow Lane Road in front of Seith Johnson being removed by MPD.
  • Wind damage knocked tree branches over at Huntingdon College.
  • Books-A-Million in Eastchase has damage to its roof.
  • No injuries.
A tree has fallen on power lines near the intersection of Ray Thorington Road and Vaughn Road.
A tree has fallen on power lines near the intersection of Ray Thorington Road and Vaughn Road.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Books-A-Million in Easchase suffered damage to its roof.
Books-A-Million in Easchase suffered damage to its roof.(Source: WSFA 12 News)

Covington County

  • Opp Fire Department reports power outages and wind damage. Utilities are currently working to restore power.

Power Outages and wind damage in Opp. Opp Utilities are currently working on restoring the power. Please pay attention...

Posted by Opp Fire Department on Saturday, January 11, 2020

Autauga County:

  • The City of Prattville posted on Facebook that a tree is down on Highway 82 near Prattville Pickers and there is a traffic crash on Doster Road. The city asks everyone to stay off the roads.

Please stay off the roads! Hwy 82 near Prattville Pickers has a tree down and a traffic accident at Doster Road Cut off. Expect delays and lane closures in these areas.

Posted by City of Prattville, Alabama Government on Saturday, January 11, 2020

Elmore County

  • Elmore County EMA Director Keith Barnett said there have been several reports of trees down, including a few on homes.
  • The awning blew off one home, and there was a structure fire in the 300 block of Ware Road.
  • No injuries.

Macon County

  • Macon County EMA Director Frank Lee reports the county is experiencing power outages.
  • Lee also said there are some uprooted trees blocking roadways.

Lee County

  • Lee County EMA reports trees and power lines down in the county, but no structural damage.
  • No injuries.

Tallapoosa County

  • Tallapoosa County EMA reports widespread trees down and power outages.
  • Some trees fell on houses.
  • No injuries.

Chambers County

  • Chambers County EMA said multiple trees are down and there is damage on CR 123 and 103.

Barbour County

  • Barbour County EMA said Highway 131 is blocked by downed trees and powerlines.
  • No structural damage.

Tree damage has completely blocked Hwy 131 between Eufaula and Bakerhill. The road is impassable. Please avoid this area.

Posted by Eufaula Alabama Police Department on Saturday, January 11, 2020

Coffee County

  • Coffee County EMA said there are 13 reports of trees down.
  • Structure fire on CR 643.
  • Trees fell on two vehicles.
  • No injuries.

As the weather continues throughout the day, be sure to know where the public storm shelters are in your area.

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