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Friday storms leave roads littered with debris, thousands without power across North Alabama

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Steele Drive in Madison

Steele Drive in Madison

A line of storms moved quickly across North Alabama on Friday, causing strong winds, plenty of damage, at least two deaths and at least one tornado along the way.

Emergency personnel, utility crews and volunteers are now working to help those affected. Some will be working overnight, and some will be working through the weekend to clean up and restore a sense of normalcy to their community.

Use extreme caution if traveling, and be mindful of workers, storm debris and the potential for flooding or road damage. Download the WAAY 31 News app and turn on notifications to receive alerts to your phone or device.

The following roads or intersections were closed Friday and may or may not be open at this time:

  • Winchester Road at Meridian Street in Huntsville
  • U.S. 31 south of Cedar Lake Road in Decatur
  • Pulaski Pike between Beaver Dam Road and Patterson Lane in Toney
  • Gatlin Road near Shady Grove Road in Toney

The following intersections were without power Friday and should be treated as four-way stops unless otherwise directed by officers at the scene or power has been restored:

  • Woodmont and U.S. 72 in Tuscumbia
  • Nanceford and Barkley Bridge Road in Hartselle
  • Hatch Boulevard at North Jackson Highway in Sheffield
  • Pulaski Pike at Mastin Lake Road and Oakwood Avenue in Huntsville
  • Oakwood Road at Johns Road in Huntsville
  • Adventist Boulevard at Millennium Drive in Huntsville
  • Hobbs Road at Memorial Parkway in Huntsville
  • Wall Triana Boulevard at James Record Road in Huntsville
  • Green Cove Road at Memorial Parkway in Huntsville
  • Pratt Avenue at Washington Street and Church Street in Huntsville
  • Winchester Road at Moores Mill Road in Huntsville

The following utilities are reporting large numbers of customers without power:

  • Huntsville — 300 as of 3 p.m. Sunday
  • Lauderdale County — 1,766 as of 3:40 p.m. Sunday
  • Cullman County — 803 as of 3:49 p.m. Sunday
  • Alabama total — 4,458 as of 3:41 p.m. Sunday

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