Water on flooded Montgomery roads recedes; cleanup continues

Water on flooded Montgomery roads recedes; cleanup continues
Vehicles flooded on the campus of Alabama State University. (Source: Walter Davis)
Vehicles flooded on the campus of Alabama State University. (Source: Walter Davis)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Water has mostly receded on numerous roads that flooded Tuesday afternoon after a storm rolled through Montgomery, dumping heavy amounts of rain and kicking up winds that topped 50 mph.

Flooded streets in Montgomery included the 3200 block of Norman Bridge, 700 block of Hall Street, South Perry at Felder, the 400 block of N. Bainbridge, Grove at S. Lawrence, S. Decatur at High Street, S. Decatur at Clanton, E. Fairview at Old Cloverdale, a ditch near 400 Forrest Park Drive, and Vaughn Road near Shakespeare Park.

The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency's Christina Thornton said the water has since receded and is working its way off the roads.

Alabama Power reported approximately 3,300 customers without service across the city as of 2 p.m. but crews restored service to all but 100 by 4:45 p.m.

There's was a tree reported down on Grove at Shepherd, as well as a tree snapped on the Monroe Street side of the Alabama Capitol grounds.

The Montgomery Police Department reported traffic lights out at Madison at Ripley, Mt. Meigs at Capitol, and Eastchase at I-85.

Flooding behind the Alabama Statehouse at Ripley and Pelham. (Courtesy: John Holman)

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