- AL Reading Service
Residents in rural western Alabama are cleaning up this morning after a large tornado left a trail of damage last night as powerful storms moved into the state. The National Weather Service in Birmingham reported a “confirmed large and destructive tornado” on the ground last night near the city of Aliceville, about 45 miles west of Tuscaloosa. Local officials are reporting homes damaged and minor, along with downed trees and power lines.
MEDIA: Power outages down to 10,000 statewide. Birmingham Division 4800; Western 2000; Eastern 1350. #alwx
— Alabama Power (@alabamapower) February 3, 2016
Alabama Power reports multiple outages throughout the state, and say crews are working as quickly as possible to restore outages. Several school systems in North Central Alabama are on delayed starts due to Tuesday’s severe weather.
Though some minor injuries were reported, officials report no one was killed in the storm.
— WBRC FOX6 News (@WBRCnews) February 2, 2016
Additional reporting provided by the Associated Press.