North Fulton slammed by afternoon storm

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Georgia Power said about 6,000 customers in the metro area were without electricity shortly before 7 p.m. But the majority of those outages were repaired within the hour and the remainder by midnight, the utility company said.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. - A pop-up storm brought trees and power lines down Friday afternoon in north Fulton County.

Georgia Power said about 6,000 customers in the metro area were without electricity shortly before 7 p.m. But the majority of those outages were repaired within the hour and the remainder by midnight, the utility company said.

Most of the damage affected the area west of Ga. 400 in Alpharetta, according to George Gordon, spokesman for the city's police department.

Traffic lights at various intersections were affected, Gordon said. At least two roads were temporarily blocked by trees, he said.

Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said Friday's storms managed to spawn an extremely small but robust thunderstorm that produced strong winds, possibly to 60 mph, in Alpharetta for about 10 minutes.

That disturbance has since moved out of the area, but more storms are possible through the weekend.

"We will still have tropical air over us, as we will through much of the summer, and with a little daytime heat, we could see a few pop-up afternoon showers or thundershowers every day for the foreseeable future," Burns said.



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