Extensive tree and power line damage across Winston County following storms

WINSTON COUNTY - First responders have been very busy across Winston County Friday, March 3, after a powerful line of storms moved through the county mid-morning causing extensive wind damage.  This damage has been exacerbated by continuing high wind gusts throughout the afternoon.

As of  3:15 p.m. March 3, approximately 42% of Winston County's population was without power, but that number has been slowly dropping over the past two hours.  Over 6,000 Alabama Power customers in Winston County are without power, along with over 3,000 Cullman Electric customers.  The vast majority of Tombigbee Electric's Winston County customers are without power.  Power crews are out working to restore power as soon as possible.

Dozens of trees are down across Winston County, and road crews and fire departments have been out diligently working to cut the trees out of the roads.

There have been some reports of structure damage, primarily in the Delmar area.

The Alabamian has been out covering the aftermath of the storm and will have a full round-up in the March 8, edition.

See complete story in the Northwest Alabamian.
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