Georgia Power reported at noon June 14 that 44,000 customers are still without power after last night’s severe storms raked metro Atlanta, including portions of Sandy Springs, Brookhaven and Dunwoody
The city of Sandy Springs estimated that as many as 25,000 Georgia Power customers in Sandy Springs, including City Hall, were without power at one point.
Electrical crews are coming in from other parts of the state and from Alabama to assist with clean up and power restoration. Power was restored to Sandy Springs City Hall about noon, city spokeswoman Sharon Kraun said in a press release.
There were widespread reports of trees down and other damage in Sandy Springs, Virginia-Highland, Dunwoody and Marietta. Sandy Springs received more 161 storm-related emergency calls between 6 p.m. June 13 and 10:45 a.m. June 14, with more than a dozen involving damage to structures, the city reported.
Sandy Springs reported that 42 roadways were still closed about 2:40 p.m. June 14 due to downed trees. The city said it posted a list of roadways with known hazards on its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sandyspringsga .
The city of Dunwoody reported removing more than 30 downed trees that were blocking city roads. Dunwoody officals said residents who spot trees on power lines should report the location to Georgia Power at 1-888-891-0938. To report trees blocking roadways, call 678-382-6850.
Oglethorpe University, the Dunwoody campus of Georgia Perimeter College and Kennesaw State University closed because of storm damage and clean-up. Traffic on Peachtree Road near Oglethorpe was rerouted Friday to avoid a fallen tree that blocked portion of the road.
Please be careful driving today and mindful of power crews working to restore electricity. Remember to treat non-functioning traffic lights at intersections as four-way stops.