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Crews respond to storm damage near Henager

A grapple lifts tree limbs into an ALDOT brush truck.
ALDOT crews remove storm debris from SR-40 between SR-71 and SR-75 in Jackson County.
May 09

ALDOT and other responders worked Thursday to clear highways in Jackson and DeKalb counties following overnight storms and a tornado.

Part of SR-40 in Jackson County near Henager remained closed to traffic. The area, between SR-71 and SR-75, was filled with downed trees, powerlines, and debris.

ALDOT responded late Wednesday to begin removing fallen trees after a tornado struck. Utility crews were working to address broken utility poles and downed powerlines.

Travelers should continue to utilize or download the ALGOTraffic app for up to date information about road closures.

Downed trees and powerlines along the sides of SR-40. A utility crew works from a bucket truck in background while and ALDOT truck sits in the foreground.
A tornado late Wednesday knocked down trees and powerlines along SR-40.