Tornado warnings had come and gone but a flash flood warning was in effect for Gwinnett until 1:15 p.m. Weather-related road closures kept piling up.
Gwinnett County fire spokesman Capt. Tommy Rutledge said the “numerous” storm-related incidents that crews responded to Friday morning included a tree that fell on an apartment just after 5 a.m. at the Columns at Peachtree Corners apartments off Concepts 21 Drive.
A large pine tree had snapped in half and limbs “penetrated the roof and wall of one apartment unit,” Rutledge said. Residents were inside at the time. One adult was evaluated by paramedics for a minor injury but released at the scene.
Other incidents included a small house fire on the 160 block of Lake Run SE in Lawrenceville, Rutledge said. He said lightning was believed to have “affected electrical components.” A Stone Mountain resident reported an overflowing creek on Mountainbrooke Circle SW that was preventing her from leaving her home.
There were also wires down at Pleasant Hill Road and Summit Ridge Parkway near Duluth, fire officials said. And Snellville police reported that rain was flooding part of busy Scenic Highway.
Later, the Georgia Department of Transportation reported that the right turn lane on northbound Scenic Highway at Henry Clower Boulevard would be closed at least through the weekend.
“Georgia DOT maintenance forces are on scene to evaluate the situation, take necessary safety actions, and monitor throughout the weekend,” a news release said. “Repairs will be made next week as Georgia DOT will coordinate with utility companies in order to safely repair the roadway.”
Just after 12:30 p.m., Gwinnett police tweeted an alert about Thompson Mill Road being shut down in Buford between North Bogan Road and Blake Towers Lane. A hole was “beginning to form in the roadway,” police said.
Shortly thereafter, the Gwinnett Department of Transportation issued alerts about two other road closures.
Near Lawrenceville, New Hope Road was closed at the Alcovy River due to flooding. Near Snellville, Brannan Road was closed near Bethany Church Road. That closure was also the result of flooding.
All three roads were reopened by about 3 p.m.
Fire and emergency crews also responded to a number of other incidents Friday morning, including:
• Downed tree in the roadway on Inglenook SW in Lawrenceville
• Tree and power lines down on Old Loganville Road SW in Loganville
• Tree and power lines down on Flintrock Way SW in Snellville
• Tree and power lines down on Ross Road SW in Snellville
• Tree and power lines down on Rivercliff Drive SW in Snellville
• Tree and power lines down on Temple Johnson Road SW in Snellville
• Tree and power lines down on Harmony Grove Road SW in Lilburn
• Utility pole struck by lightning on W. Garner Street NE in Buford
• Tree and power lines down blocking the roadway on Timberline Road SW in Lawrenceville
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