Severe storms causes damage and topples tree onto car in roadway

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- Severe weather caused damage in southeast Alabama Wednesday morning, though no injuries have been reported.

A tree fell on a car traveling on Dale County Road 79. Reports say the driver was uninjured. (Source: Ricky Stokes)

Wallace College closed its campus due to the threat of more storms and damage to a railroad crossing at the school's main entrance.

Students already on campus will remain in safe havens until the bad weather is over, according to a Wallace College statement.

“When classes resume, students must enter and leave through the airport entrance only (due to crossing damage),” spokesperson Barbara Thompson said.

Other reports include damage to a sports complex and homes in the New Brockton and Elba areas. Also, several trees have fallen, at least one on a car, and a roof blown off a home in Dale County.

There is a tornado watch until 6:00 pm for Coffee, Henry, Dale, Geneva and Houston Counties (as of 10:40 am) and a flash flood through tomorrow.

Severe thunderstorms are also forecast for Thursday.

There have been no tornado reports though winds in some of the storms reached 60 miles per hour, according to WTVY meteorologist Evan Chickvera.