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GOTTA PLAY ON--Mar. 6, 2013, 2013 Atlanta: Robert Coletti retrieves his trombone from the truck of his smashed VW Jetta on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013. Strong winds brought down trees in several areas, including one huge tree that crushed several cars at Collier Green condominiums in the 1100 block of Collier Road in northwest Atlanta. One of those cars was a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta belonging to Robert Coletti, who was visiting his brother at the Collier Green complex when the tree fell around 10 p.m. “It sounded like a washing machine falling down the stairs,” Coletti said. ”Considering that I bought the car less than a month ago, it was a huge pit in my stomach,” he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Because of the way the roof is caved in, I would guess that it is totaled.” Coletti, a part time musician, went out Wednesday morning to check on his trombone, which was inside the crushed car. “My trombone is okay, that’s the good news, because I don’t have insurance on this,” he said The wind gusts also caused scattered power outages. Georgia Power reported just before 7 a.m. that 3,600 customers statewide were without electricity, with 2,800 off those outages in metro Atlanta. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
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