SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) - A possible tornado has been reported in the Macedonia area of Jackson County in northeast Alabama, but the extent of damage isn't immediately clear.

Powerful wind guts also downed power lines on a causeway near
Scottsboro, trapping travelers in their cars for a short time but
causing no apparent injuries.

The high winds were part of a storm front that rolled across
north Alabama on Friday, bearing tornado warnings along with large hail.

Scottsboro Power Board general manager Jimmy Sandlin said four
people in three cars were trapped for about 30 minutes Friday
afternoon when eight utility poles fell and power lines entangled
the vehicles on the causeway.

The National Weather Service says some wind damage was reported early Friday in Fayette County and issued flash flood warnings for some areas.


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  • by nanci Location: out side of noma on Apr 13, 2009 at 12:00 PM
    ealier today the winds were fairly strong over here and there are some trees down and also there alot of standing water on the dirt roads leading to my home. Water was flowing strong down the ditches and there is a bridge up the road that is almost washed out. thank you for asking tfor our comments try to stay dry
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