Azalea Road shut down from Ga. 9 to Willeo Road due to a tree across power lines and flooding, Roswell police said Thursday morning.
Photo: Roswell Police Department
Photo: Roswell Police Department

Road closures, down trees in North Fulton as storm rolls through

Crews throughout North Fulton are clearing roads of down trees as a strong thunderstorm rolls through the metro Atlanta area.

The storm is heading east and will continue to drench the area through the early afternoon, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Even if the area is getting less and less rain, the fallen trees and flooding still remain an issue.

Roswell police said Thursday afternoon that flooding has shut down both directions of Willeo Road near the Chattahoochee Nature Center, which announced on Facebook that it is closed for the day. Oxbo Road at Atlanta Street are closed due to flooding.

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A tree that fell on power lines has Azalea Road shut down from Ga. 9 to Willeo, police said. The agency said Georgia Power had been notified, but there was no ETA for the power crew.

“The road is expected to be closed for several hours,” the city said in a 12:45 p.m. post.

The post also had another warning: “Chattahoochee River water level is getting high, so please USE CAUTION along the portions of Riverside, Azalea, and Willeo roads that are not already affected.”

The Riverwalk boardwalk is closed along Willeo and Azalea due to flooding, as is the Big Creek boardwalk crossing southwest of Mansell Crossing plaza, according to the city’s parks department.

Sandy Springs spokeswoman Sharon Kraun said the city has staff in its emergency operations center monitoring flooding along with downed wires and trees. 

She said that a fallen tree on Bridgegate Court has caused crews to close parts of Spalding Drive, Old Dominion Road and Monticello Drive – a neighborhood between the Dunwoody Country Club and the Chattahoochee River. 

This is the scene at Bridgegate Court where a tree has fallen and is blocking residential roads in Sandy Springs. (Courtesy the city of Sandy Springs)
Photo: Courtesy the city of Sandy Springs

Facebook post from the city of Milton said that crews also also dealing with several issues due to the storm.

A lane of Birmingham Highway near the Birmingham Road intersection by and the Little River Animal Hospital is closed. 

Clarity Road off Lower Birmingham Road is “impassable due to water overtopping a bridge.”

Near the Cherokee County line, Longstreet Road/Lively Road is closed because of flooding, and a lane of Arnold Mill Road/Ga. 140 is closed due to power lines downed by the weather.

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In Alpharetta, city spokesman James Drinkard said they do have pooling water on some roads, but nothing requiring closures.

He said they have staff ready to respond to any issues, “but at this time we have not seen anything that causes us to consider activating overnight crews.”

Elsewhere in the county, public works crews are removing a free down on South Airport Drive near the county’s Charlie Brown Field, said Fulton County spokeswoman Jessica Corbitt.

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