Downed power line snarls traffic on Smokey Road

Shelby County sheriff's deputies closed Smokey Road in Alabaster to one lane on the morning of Oct. 14. (Contributed)

Shelby County sheriff’s deputies closed Smokey Road in Alabaster to one lane on the morning of Oct. 14. (Contributed)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A low-hanging power line has closed a portion of Smokey Road in Alabaster, according to Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Deputies closed one lane of Smokey Road at about 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 14 due to low-hanging power lines in the area near Meadow View Elementary School.

“Deputies are present and working to assist drivers in the area,” read a sheriff’s office press release. “Motorists are encouraged to drive cautiously and seek alternate routes until the roadway is open again.”

The lane closure is the only traffic-related issue the sheriff’s office was working on Oct. 14 after a night of severe thunderstorms in the area.