Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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 …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Power shut off in North Druid Hills at about 1:45 a.m. and returned an hour later.
About 10,000 residents in metro Atlanta, including North Druid Hills, lost power early Thursday morning after heavy wind and rain storms tore through the area Wednesday afternoon and evening, Georgia Power said. The company was dealing with about 270 events statewide that have caused outages ranging from downed trees across power lines to wind damage, said Mark Williams, a Georgia Power spokesman, at about 2:30 a.m. Power in North Druid Hills, particularly near Medlock Park, shut off at about 1:45 a.m. and returned an hour later, and Georgia Power was working as quickly as possible to restore power to the rest of affected areas, Williams said. Reports also indicated power shut off in the North Druid Hills area shortly before 5 p.m. While …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Sunday's rain and wind likely caused a sporadic number of power outages throughout the area.
Sporadic power outages throughout the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area Sunday evening were likely caused by a down tree limb or some other minor event related to continuous wind and rain, a Georgia Power representative said. Reports from communities include Oak Grove and Medlock said power flickered or turned off entirely around roughly 6:30 p.m. Along North Druid Hills Road near Medlock, power was shut off for about 15 to 20 minutes. "Typically what happens is tree limbs get heavy with wind and rain, and a tree limb will fall," said John Kraft, a Georgia Power spokesman. "If it was [an entire] tree and ripped the wire out, you’d probably be out a couple hours." Kraft said he was unaware reports of outages, which could have also been …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
More than 5,000 people across the community lost power this morning, but Georgia Power has restored it.