Strong Storms Knock Out Power, Traffic Lights
Damage Across Metro Atlanta, N. Ga.
As of 11 p.m. Wednesday, Georgia Power said 150,000 customers were without power statewide.
Channel 2 has received numerous reports of downed trees and power lines in several neighborhoods.
A tree fell on a house in the 3000 block of Dowry Drive in Lawrenceville, said Gwinnett Fire-Rescue spokesman Capt. Tommy Rutledge.
Rutledge said firefighters have been busy responding to a host of storm-related incidents.
“Wires down, vehicle accidents, alarm calls and trees down,” he wrote in an email to Channel 2.
In Cobb County, firefighters battled a fire in the 3300 block of Post Oak. Investigators said lighting sparked a fire in the garage.
Police were also called to the intersection of N. Marietta Pkwy and Fairground in Marietta. Channel 2 photographer Casey Nichols said stop lights were out at the intersection after storms rolled through Cobb. Nichols said one person was taken away by ambulance.
Channel 2 viewers reported hail across the metro area and many viewers emailed pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.