Thousands Without Power Following Ga. Storms

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- For the second consecutive night, strong thunderstorms toppled trees and knocked out power to thousands of people across the state.

Georgia Power officials say 14,800 customers statewide were without power at one point after Tuesday evening's storms, with 11,500 of them in metro Atlanta.

By 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, the company said about 970 customers remained without power statewide. About 800 of the total were on the north side of metro Atlanta.

Firefighters in metro Atlanta suburbs such as Sandy Springs, Peachtree Corners and Lawrenceville say they were kept busy with reports of downed trees and lightning fires.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the storms caused extensive delays for inbound flights at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Late Tuesday night, flights into Atlanta were delayed an average of two hours and 46 minutes.

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