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Thunderstorms knock down trees, leaves thousands without power in metro Atlanta

ATLANTA — Metro Atlanta residents are waking up to damage from severe storms that moved through north Georgia overnight.

According to Georgia Power, 5,980 customers are without power in Fulton and DeKalb counties as of 3:46 a.m.

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In addition to the power outages, several trees were knocked down throughout metro Atlanta.

Atlanta police confirmed that a tree that crashed down during the storm in the area of Parker Avenue SE and Glenwood Avenue SE destroyed at least one car.

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A Channel 2 Action News photographer also found a tree knocked down in the area of East Morningside Drive in northeast Atlanta.

No injuries have been reported from the storms.

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