Storms cause power outages, street closures across the Tennessee Valley

Severe thunderstorms rolled through the Tennessee Valley Tuesday night, leaving many counties without power.

Posted: Apr 4, 2018 1:07 AM
Updated: Apr 4, 2018 9:50 AM

Severe thunderstorms rolled through the Tennessee Valley Tuesday night, leaving many communities without power. 

Decatur Utilities said it had about 1,300 customers without power, including northwest Decatur and a portion of Burningtree Mountain, as of about 9 a.m. Wednesday. 

A tree down on 12th Ave. NW in Decatur.

Traffic lights were out at 11th and 16th streets, West Moulton and Gordon, West Moulton and Memorial, West Moulton at the "Y-curve," and Danville Road and Carridale Street.

Decatur officials also asked people to avoid or be careful driving in the areas of 4th Avenue, Vine Street, Ferry Street and part of Highway 31 northbound due to downed trees and debris.

Joe Wheeler EMC, which serves portions of Morgan and Lawrence counties, said it had 1,146 customers without power as of 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Decatur Utilities tweeted that one person was injured in the storm and was transported to the hospital. 

Huntsville Utilities also said it has crews working to restore power in several areas. 

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.

In Huntsville, a large tree fell on a building at Hunters Ridge Apartments. No one was injured.

Decatur Utilities said they have received calls of natural gas leaks on Line St. and Saputo on Sixth Ave. Gas was turned off  in those areas while crews worked to fix the problem. 

People are advised to stay clear of any downed power lines and report downed lines to their utility company.

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