Metro area under wind advisory amid fallen trees, outages

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COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Windy weather is causing power problems for hundreds of metro-area residents on Monday afternoon.

Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist David Chandley says the metro area is under a wind advisory until 6 p.m. The advisory comes amid reports of fallen trees knocking down power lines in Cobb and Fulton counties.

Channel 2's Rachel Stockman is tracking developments at Cardell Circle in Mableton, where crews are cleaning up  after a 100-foot tree fell and knocked out power to a handful of homes.

"We were just sitting there getting ready for work, school and 'bam.' Everything went dark, alarm went off. I still didn't know what happened and I looked out the window," said Michelle Brown.

A tree on Mabry Lane at Mabry Road in Cobb went down around 1 a.m. Monday, taking down a power pole, power lines and a transformer.

Cobb Electric Membership Corporation crews are working to remove and replace the power pole, but repairs and cleanup could last for several hours.

Resident Stephen Babcock told Stockman he was completely blocked from going to his home.

Crews also worked to remove a tree on Mountain Park Road in Roswell.

Severe Weather Team 2 expects gusts of up to 40 mph for the day. Residents in metro Atlanta and north Georgia spotted flurries. Temperatures will linger in the 40s, below average for this time of year, Chandley said. Nighttime temperatures will be in the 30s, below freezing, with a slight warm-up later this week.

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