Sylacauga most affected by Tuesday thunderstorms
by Shane Dunaway
TALLADEGA COUNTY — A wave of thunderstorms swept through the county Tuesday, causing some minor flooding and downed trees.

According to Beverly Reynolds with the Talladega County Emergency Management Agency, Sylacauga seemed to be the most affected city in the county, though no roads were officially declared impassable.

Reynolds said the county EMA received reports of downed trees and flooding at McGowans Ferry Road, Old Sylacauga Highway and Russell Chapel Road, all in Sylacauga. All the trees had been cleared away by Tuesday afternoon.

Flooding also occurred in Sylacauga at West A Street near Avondale Mills, West 4th Street, Meadow Lane and Camp Brownie Road.

No flooding or downed trees were reported in the Munford community.

In Talladega, no instances of flooding or downed trees were reported, but a malfunctioning transformer resulted in a blackout at the Talladega County Judicial Building.

Officials from Alabama Power could not be reached for comment to determine the cause of the transformer malfunction.

During inclement weather, individuals who experience property damage or note flooding, downed trees or other hazards should notify the county EMA at 256-761-2125.

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