Traffic light, power pole, trees fall after storm rolls through - WSMV Channel 4

Traffic light, power pole, trees fall after storm rolls through Birmingham

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Source: Brandon Riggins/WBRC Source: Brandon Riggins/WBRC
Source: Brandon Riggins/WBRC Source: Brandon Riggins/WBRC
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The Birmingham metro received damage from a line of thunderstorms that moved through on Sunday afternoon.

Rain and strong winds came through Mountain Brook around 4:30 p.m. There were downed trees in the yards of homes on both Rock Hill and Spring Valley Roads.

A tree also fell across the roadway over Antietam Drive. In the city of Birmingham, a traffic light was knocked down on University Boulevard at 24th Street.

On Highland Avenue, the storm brought down a power pole, which fell on the top of one man's van.

"Got out of the vehicle. Ran in the house, 10 seconds, lightning struck. Looks like it pulled the tree down, went across my van. That was pretty much it," said Darren Flanders, owner of the damaged van.

All of this damage was not a result of tornadoes, but rather straight line winds, lightning and heavy rain.

By 10 a.m. Monday, Alabama Power said only 270 customers were without power in the Birmingham metro area.

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