Walnut Avenue is closed between Lester Avenue and Airport Road near the Dalton Mall due to storm damage to a large utility pole, according to a news release sent before midnight Sunday.
The pole is unstable and needs to be replaced, the release states.
Dalton police state Walnut Avenue will remain closed near the mall through the morning commute so drivers should plan alternate routes.
There was a threat of tornadoes in southeast Tennessee and North Georgia Sunday night in Grundy, Marion and Hamilton counties in Tennessee. There was also a threat of tornadoes in Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Chattooga, Gordon and Gilmer counties in Georgia and Jackson and DeKalb counties in Alabama, according to our news partner WRCB.
Find more storm damage reports across the Tennessee Valley visit their website here.