U P D A T E: Power outages, Storm damage

5:30 p.m. UPDATE: Crews were still working to clear trees from roads across Hall County and power crews were working to restore electricity which had been cut by trees that fell across powerlines. Power in some areas was not expected to be restored until about dark. Hall wasn’t the only county that suffered from the storm. Barrow County was hit hard. Jackson EMC reported that the percentage of its customers there who were without power was higher than in of its other service areas. Map Viewer (jacksonemc.com) Georgia Power was not hit as hard. GPC Outage Map (georgiapower.com)


The brief, but intense thunderstorm that roared through Hall County about 3:00 Wednesday afternoon left behind a trail of downed trees but, as of 4:15, there had been no reports of any other damage.

“Hall County has experienced several trees down as a result of the line of thunderstorms moving through this afternoon,” Zach Brackett, the county’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director said. “We can expect continued gusty winds overnight that may bring down additional trees.”

At 4:15, these were the locations with downed trees that were “being worked,” Brackett added:

Thompson Bridge Rd/Wahoo Dr

Sardis Rd/Oak Creek Dr

3200 block of Gillsville Hwy

100 block of Riverbend Cir

3300 block of  Gaines Mill Rd

Union Cir/Huntington Mill Rd

5500 block of Atlanta Hwy

Dorsey Cir/Dorsey Dr