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4,000 without power in Fulton as Michael moves out of Georgia

Some areas of north Fulton County experienced flooding as Tropical Storm Michael moved through the region Thursday morning.

Fulton County was under a flood warning from at 11 p.m. Wednesday night. According to Channel 2 Action News, Fulton was dropped from the list of metro Atlanta counties under a flood warning around 5:40 a.m. Thursday.

Despite being dropped from the flood warning list, a Ga. 400 northbound ramp to I-285 westbound in Sandy Springs was still shutdown as of 6:10 a.m. due to flooding, Channel 2 said. Sandy Springs police were on the scene. Prior to Michael’s arrival, the area was the source of heavy traffic congestion because of construction in the area.

 

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Hurricane Michael was downgraded to Category 1 storm late Wednesday night, once it was about 20 miles southwest of Albany. Overnight Michael had become a tropical storm and was west of Augusta, according to Channel 2.

In Milton, police said at 6:05 a.m. that a large tree had fallen on Cox Road, closing the road that connects Arnold Mill Road to Etris Road. Police advise drivers to use Etris and King roads as a detour around the downed tree.

A spokesperson with the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety said Thursday morning that he had nothing to report for the city in terms of closed or flooded roads, downed power lines or injuries.

The Roswell Police Department was preparing for wind gusts up to 37 mph and rainfall totals reaching up to two inches.

At 5:42 a.m. Thursday, Georgia Power reported that 3,977 customers in Fulton were without power. Georgia EMC reported at 12:15 a.m. that more than 3,000 of its customers were without power in metro Atlanta.

Fulton County Schools said its team met around 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning and reported no serious damage or power outages to schools. Fulton schools will operate on a normal schedule Thursday.


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Get complete coverage and forecasts for the hurricane on ajc.com as Michael approaches the coast in the coming days. 

 

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