Updated Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 with additional photos.
Additional snow and freezing rain that fell Wednesday on top of an already thick icepack on the region has led to several structure failures throughout Northwest Alabama and Northeast Mississippi. Among the worst local damage reported to The News was the softball building at Red Bay High School, which collapsed under the weight.
Other damage began showing up Thursday. The canopy over the gas island at the Citgo station between Red Bay and Halltown collapsed, as did a metal shed roof beside M&S Motors in Red Bay. The awning at the front of the Tax & Tag office on Main Street also collapsed.
Across the region multiple gas station canopies were reported to have collapsed, including in Cherokee, the Shoals, Baldwyn, Miss., and Tupelo. The marina at Bay Springs Lake also collapsed on Wednesday. While no one was reported injured or trapped, several boats were caught under the damage with some sinking.
Below is some of the damage reported in to The News. If you have photos of damage around your property, feel free to submit those to The News by email at email@example.com. Please do not put yourself or others at risk to get photos, though, and if you submit photos taken by someone else, please make sure you have their permission to submit them as we want to give proper credit with each photo.