Heavy rain prompts school system to cancel classes

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 15, 2014 at 5:33 am •  Published: May 15, 2014
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MACON, Ga. (AP) — Heavy overnight rains led a central Georgia school system to call off classes as crews cleaned up downed trees and power lines across the state.

Bleckley County schools Superintendent Charlotte Pipkin said school would not be held Thursday because of excessive rain and road conditions.

The Telegraph of Macon reports that Bleckley County was among the wettest spots in Georgia, with an estimated 4 to 5 inches of rain overnight.

WMAZ-TV reports that a toppled branch plunged a neighborhood in the Macon area into darkness around 7 p.m. High winds also tore part of a metal awning off a Sonic restaurant on Mercer University Drive.

The Macon newspaper reports that storms also did significant wind damage in Dodge County.