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Storms bring down trees in metro Atlanta

ATLANTA – A strong line of storms after several days of heavy rain was too much for some trees in the metro Atlanta area.

Downed trees created traffic problems for some drivers and headaches for unlucky homeowners Sunday.

Capt. Al Adkins of the Atlanta Fire Department blamed several accidents on the stormy weather and downed tree.


A huge tree down across Weiuca Road in north Buckhead just after 1 p.m. caused a steady stream of cars to back up, turn around and look for alternate routes.

In Grant Park, another homeowner woke up around midnight to find the tree that once stood in his front yard had come down -- taking his fence, and the power line with it. The tree also damaged the fence at his business across the street and shattered the front windshield of a car parked nearby.

Police and fire showed up along with crews to break down the tree. Georgia Power arrived to repair damage as well.

The rain left some streets underwater Willeo Road was closed between Bywater Trail and the nature center due to flooding. Click here for the latest watches/warnings in effect.

While the storm system had mostly moved on by 3 p.m., homeowners shouldn't breathe easy just yet: another line of storms could cause more problems Sunday night and early Monday. Click here for the latest forecast.


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