Storms topple trees, leave many in the dark - CBS46 News

Storms topple trees, leave many in the dark

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The storms that ripped through metro Atlanta Thursday evening caused extensive damage and left many residents without power.

Heavy winds toppled trees and over 1,000 Georgia Power customers were offline as a result but many of those have had their power restored.

A building on McMillan Street in Atlanta near the campus of Georgia Tech University was damaged after a tree came tumbling down. 

A tree also fell onto a vehicle on North Colonial Homes Drive in northwest Atlanta, crushing the car. Fortunately, no one was injured. Another tree fell onto Chappel Road near Kennesaw Drive in Cobb County.

A high-wind warning was also issued for the first time in more than 15 years as wind gusts reached as high as 60 miles per hour.

There are also numerous scattered outages in pockets across metro Atlanta.

Click here for updated numbers from Georgia Power.

Georgia Powers representatives say power should be restored to most areas by 7 a.m. Friday morning.

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