Storm reports: Large tree blocking Route 77
Submitted by Howard Owens on September 8, 2012 - 9:26am
Fire police are requested to Route 77 and Marble Road to stop traffic for a large tree down and completely blocking Route 77 just south of Ledge Road. Traffic is also being shut down at Phelps Road.
UPDATE 10:40 a.m.: Area residents are cutting up the tree, a loader is on location to move the trunk, so Route 77 should be reopened shortly. Meanwhile, another tree is down at Bloomingdale and Council House roads, this one involving wires.
UPDATE 10:47 a.m.: Route 77 is open. Alabama Fire Department back in service. The storm warning has been extended to 11:30 a.m.
UPDATE 10:51 a.m.: Power is out for 21 National Grid customers in the area of Bridge Road, Elba. ETA for power restoration is 1:45 p.m.
UPDATE 10:57 a.m.: Apparently two trees are down on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation. One was cleared, on Council House Road, by residents. It didn't include wires. A second tree with wires is down on Meadville Road.
UPDATE 11:14 a.m.: Elba fire is being dispatched to 6733 Luddington Road for a report of a tree down on wires. It's not blocking the road.
UPDATE 11:25 a.m.: Elba fire back in service. There's no immediate hazard from the situation on Luddington Road.
UPDATE 11:36 a.m.: The National Weather Service has downgraded the weather alert from a warning to a watch and it's in effect until 3 p.m.