Fallen Tree on Highway 43 Kills Power in Parts of Northport, Alabama
Wind and heavy rain from a Wednesday afternoon storm felled a tree on U.S. Highway 43 in Northport, which fell into power lines in the area and left some residents without electricity.
"Cap" Ray Allen, Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa's traffic reporter, said sources told him the tree fell somewhere in the area of 43 near Flatwoods Road in Northport.
Allen said the tree then took down a large five-strand power line, killing power to traffic signals in the area and leaving homes on 43 and State Route 171 in the dark.
Police officials also told Allen the storm debris is blocking the right lane and shoulder of Highway 43 North near Flatwoods Road.
County crews will work to remove the tree as soon as possible, which will then allow linemen from Alabama Power to begin work on restoring electricity to the area.
At the time of publication, there was no indication how many homes were without power or how long officials expected the outage to last.
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