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High winds damage roofs, power lines in Alabama

March 26, 2019

CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Some buildings were damaged in central Alabama as storms moved across the state.

Chilton County Emergency Management Director Derrick Wright told news outlets the damage in downtown Clanton on Monday afternoon appears to be from straight-line winds, not a tornado.

No serious injuries were reported when the storms moved across the state.

The roof collapsed on a barber shop and some traffic lights were out after the storm. Some trees were also down. There also were reports of pea-sized hail in Clanton.

Alabama Power reported about 540 customers without service during the height of the storm. About 330 customers were still without power early Tuesday.

Clanton is about 38 miles (60 kilometers) northwest of Montgomery.