Storm batters Sandy Springs - CBS46 News

Storm batters Sandy Springs

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SANDY SPRINGS, GA (CBS46) -

The storm that battered metro Atlanta sent trees crashing on top of houses in Sandy Springs Thursday.

A massive tree tumbled onto a home on Lighthouse Point in Sandy Springs.

The tree blocked the road and fell dangerously close to a home.

An elderly couple was inside, but neighbors said the couple was unharmed.

Another tree fell on top of a house on Bridgewood Valley Road.

The homeowners, Terry-Anne and Ralph Caldwell, were inside when they heard something scary.

"All we heard was rain and then wind and then thoomp!" Ralph Caldwell said.

"I do feel fortunate because you can replace things, but it was scary," Terry-Ann Caldwell said.

The Caldwells were not hurt, but their house did not fare well.

The extent of the damage is unclear. The Caldwells will have to wait for their insurance company to inspect their home.

Sandy Springs City Hall is on a 10 a.m. delayed opening. The storms knocked out power, and it has not yet been restored. Non essential personnel are asked to contact their department heads.

The power outage also means that municipal court will be closed. Those with court appearances are asked to call next week to receive their new court date.

Major roads still closed because of the storm damage:

Dalyrmple Road between Brandon Mill Road and Dunhill Terrace; the intersection of Heards Ferry Rd and Mt. Vernon Highway; Eastbound lane of Abernathy Road between Sentry Hill Trail and Glenridge Drive; Duncourtney Drive between Westserhall and Earslton Drive; 700 Riverside Drive; 4939 Northside Drive; 5254 Powers Ferry and Spalding; west of Glenridge. The City also has a number of smaller roads blocked by trees and debris. Motorists are asked to use extreme caution.

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