Posted: Tuesday, October 2nd 2012 at 7:19am
Storms topple trees, rip down power lines
By The Associated Press
JOHNS CREEK - Crews are clearing toppled trees and trying to restore power after storms rolled through Georgia overnight.
A Georgia Power spokesman said 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.
The number 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. (See separate posting.) There were other problems in northeast Georgia, as well, including the Gainesville area. (See separate story.)
In Johns Creek outside Atlanta, a tree fell in front of Wilson Creek Elementary School, closing a stretch of Wilson Road for a time.
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