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Streets closed because of fallen trees

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Fallen tree on Middlesex Ave. in NE Atlanta Fallen tree on Middlesex Ave. in NE Atlanta

As strong storms moved through metro Atlanta Thursday night and Friday morning, high winds knocked down trees, causing a mess for residents in parts of metro Atlanta.

One lane of Azalea Drive in Roswell remained closed at 10 a.m. Friday because of some trees that fell across the roadway, ripping down power lines as they fell.

There was no electricity in the immediate area, which was a big problem for people at Roswell's River Landing recreation facility. A wedding rehearsal dinner is planned for Friday night.

"I mean, it couldn't have happened at a worse time," said George Bolduc, the grandfather of the bride. "We were just sweating the storm last night, hoping that nothing was going to happen to affect us, but here we are. But we'll make the best of it. It'll be fine. It'll be okay." 

Finally, at 10:30 a.m., the power came back on, a relief to the party planners.

In East Atlanta Village, a tree fell onto the intersection of Haas Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue in East Atlanta Village. The falling tree snagged some utility lines.

Police officers shut down the intersection as they waited for city workers to remove the limbs.

A couple of miles away, a tree fell onto Middlesex Avenue in a neighborhood near Monroe Drive. The tree fell across the roadway, pulling down power lines narrowly missing some parked cars.  Homes in the area had no electricity.

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