Storms topple trees, rip down power lines

Associated Press Published: October 2, 2012

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) — Crews are clearing toppled trees and trying to restore power after storms rolled through Georgia overnight.

A Georgia Power spokesman tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that 12,500 customers were without power due to downed trees and power lines on Monday afternoon. About 11,000 of them were in metro Atlanta.

WSB Radio reports that the numbers of those without power had fallen to 1,200 statewide and about 500 in metro Atlanta by 11 p.m. Monday.

In White County in northeast Georgia, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning Tuesday morning. Radar and river gauge readings indicated flooding in the northeast part of the county.

In Johns Creek outside Atlanta, a tree fell in front of Wilson Creek Elementary School, closing a stretch of Wilson Road for a time.