Lots of Trees Down, A Major Traffic Accident Affecting SB I-459

| October 8, 2017 @ 9:27 am

There have been numerous reports of trees down across Central Alabama this morning.

Public safety organizations all across the area are reporting downed trees.

This tree is down in the Windsong area of Trussville according to Joshua Vest:

There are about 10,500 Alabama Power customers without power across Central Alabama.

A tractor-trailer jackknifed on I-459 SB at Liberty Parkway around 7:45 as major rain and wind from a feeder band was impacting the area. All three lanes have been blocked. A wrecked was removing the equipment around 845 a.m. and the interstate should be open soon. The driver was not hurt fortunately!

Some tree reports:

…Several trees downed across the Montgomery area around 8 a.m.

…Chilton County was dealing with several trees on power lines, blocking roadways and even trees/power lines on fire in Thorsby at 8:30 a.m. Lake Mitchell Road blocked in Clanton by fallen tree.

…Trees down near mcFarland and Academy Drive in Tuscaloosa at 730 a.m.

…Trees reported down near Birmingport on Alliance Road. Time 8:50 a.m.

…Trees down near McAdory in southwestern Jefferson County along 6300 Old Tuscaloosa Highway at 850 a.m.

…Trees down along Cherokee Road, along Sunny Level Cut-Off and along Ridge Way Drive in Alexander City in Tallapoosa County. More trees down across power lines and power poles broken and in road across Tallapoosa County near the Chambers County line northwest of Russell Field.

…More Tallapoosa County reports: tree down near the intersection of SR-50 and Love Lady Road, completely blocked. FD on scene.

…In Center Point, tree down along 4h STreet NE at 9 a.m.

…In St. Clair County, tree down along Pine Mountain Road in Springville.

You get the picture. Numerous trees down and more will fall. Try to stay in a safe place until the winds subside later this afternoon.

Highest winds reported so far according to Gary Goggins at the NWS Birmingham:
…Pooles Crossroads in Chilton Co from a citizen weather observer: 46mph
…Troy Airport – 38
…Shelby Co Airport – 38
…Birmingham Airport – 35
…Montgomery – 33.

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