Storm leaves behind damage, downed trees in Lee County, Ala.

Storm leaves behind damage, downed trees in Lee County, Ala.
(Source: City of Smiths Station)

LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - Storms caused damage across Lee County, Alabama Monday evening.

Wind speeds in excess of 40 mph caused damage to a cell tower, several utility lines, and trees.

According to the Lee County Emergency Management Agency, technicians will assess the damage to a Southern LINC tower and make replacements if needed on Tuesday.

The City of Smiths Station says a Verizon cell tower on Highway 280 was also blown over. Verizon has been contacted.

Stay with News Leader 9 for updates.

UPDATE: The tower is not owned by Verizon. The owner is Southern Linc and they plan to have a replacement onsite...

Posted by City of Smiths Station on Monday, August 5, 2019

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