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Downed Tree Kills Power for 9,000 Toco Hill Residents

The tree, brought down by high, stormy winds, fell on power lines along Lavista Road just north of its intersection with North Druid Hills Road.

Rain, high winds and a downed tree knocked out power for about 9,000 residents in the Toco Hill area Tuesday night.

A Georgia Power work crew was still cleaning up around 11 p.m. after the tree fell on Lavista Road just north of its intersection with North Druid Hills Road. The tree forced the crew to shut down traffic along the road, and motorists heading north from Toco Hill had to turn around and find new routes.

The crew worked into Wednesday morning, according to FOX 5 Atlanta:

As of 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Georgia Power officials say about 3,600 customers are without power statewide, with 2,800 of those in the metro Atlanta area.

But Gordon County took the brunt of the storm. Ten homes were damaged there, including one that housed a daycare facility, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Tammy March 06, 2013 at 02:12 PM
Did a tree also fall last night at Lavista Rd and Woodland Hills? The house sure is getting cold with no power.
Jonathan Cribbs March 06, 2013 at 03:20 PM
That's very possible. I know there was at least one other downed tree along Lavista. I headed to this one because Georgia Power said it was the source of the outage.
Tammy March 06, 2013 at 03:37 PM
Apparently another tree fell at Lavista and Shepherds Lane. They have finished cleaning it up though.
Richard March 06, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Georgia Power was working at LaVista and Shepards Lane at 6 am this morning , I had to take an alternate route over to Chesire Bridge

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