Wallace Community College, surrounding areas impacted by early morning storms


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Wednesday morning’s storm had winds so strong they took down a train track signal at Wallace Community College.

The storms happened throughout the Wiregrass doing some damage the area.

Wallace Community College told students not to come to campus and the ones already on campus were taking shelter.

Wallace wasn’t the only place affected, however, places like PC’s Nursery was also hit.

“We’ll we were about mid to late morning it came through, it looked like some straight line winds,” PC Nursery’s owner P.C. Brown said. “We’ve got some of our shade cloth blown off out here that covers our shade area. We had tons of plant material blow over.”

The Commercial Bank across the street from Wallace was closed due to a power outage.

There was some damage along the tracks on the way to Pinckard.

Other than the train signal by Wallace though, the damage appeared minor, but cleanup is still needed.

“It will take us a day or two to get it all you know picked up and straightened back up,” Brown said. “We didn’t have anything that was damaged that we can’t pick up and is fairly easy to replace. It’s just a lot to clean up is our biggest issue.”

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