Parts of popular state park closed after Alabama tornado
ROGERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — It’s unclear when a popular north Alabama state park that was hit by a tornado will be fully reopened.
The lodge, marina and some other sections of Joe Wheeler State Park are operating following Monday’s strike by what forecasters determined was an EF-1 twister. But the campground and day-use areas were badly damaged, and park officials said clearing away fallen trees and other debris will take time.
The park is on the Tennessee River at Rogersville. The weather service said it was struck by a twister with 110 mph maximum winds that left a trail of damage as wide as 500 yards (460 meters).