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Storm damage in Jefferson County

Updated: Mar. 17, 2021 at 6:27 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Businesses and homes were damaged in parts of Jefferson County when a storm struck after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 17.

Jefferson County leaders tweeted reports of damage in several areas in and around Gardendale.

Storm damage on shady grove road. Road is closed.

Maytown Fire Chief Shane Russell said there was a mile and a half of trees down in Sylvan Springs. Russell thinks approximately 100 trees fell Wednesday.

Jefferson County crews are helping to clear the debris. In the meantime, drivers were asked to avoid the area.

Storm cloud in Mulga
Storm cloud in Mulga(James Rutledge)

A huge tree fell across Fieldstown Road blocking traffic in the area.

Tree down across Fieldstown Road in Gardendale
Tree down across Fieldstown Road in Gardendale(Marjorie)
Tree down across Fieldstown Road in Gardendale
Tree down across Fieldstown Road in Gardendale(Marjorie)
Damage in Gardendale
Damage in Gardendale(WBRC)
Damage in Gardendale
Damage in Gardendale(WBRC)

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