Remnants of Sally leave 2 dead in metro Atlanta, trees down and roads flooded

Clean-up begins on Gulf Coast after Hurricane Sally

ATLANTA — The remnants of Hurricane Sally caused major issues across north Georgia as several inches of rain fell Thursday morning.

Channel 2 Action News tracked numerous crashes, flooding reports and downed trees throughout Channel 2 Action News This Morning.

On Wednesday, one person was killed when a huge tree crashed down onto a home in northwest Atlanta. On Thursday morning, a woman was killed when a tree fell on her as she was walking her dog in Snellville.

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Thousands of people were without power.

LIVE UPDATES AS IT HAPPENED

12:25 p.m.: Dunwoody police say the intersection of Mt. Vernon Road and Chamblee Dunwoody Road will be shut down for hours and possibly into the night as crew clean up a downed tree.

11:35 a.m.: Much of metro Atlanta southward measuring 3-6″ of rain over the last day.

9:50 a.m.: Dunwoody police are investigating a tree down at the intersection of Mt Vernon Rd and Chamblee Dunwoody Road. The massive tree fell on two vehicles with wires down but thankfully no injuries.

9:20 a.m.: Peachtree Battle is shut down at Woodward due to flooding.

8:22 a.m.: Georgia Power reports more than 31,000 customers without power in Georgia.

7:51 a.m.: Upper Riverdale Road in Clayton County blocked by barricades at Arrowhead Boulevard where water from river or creek flooding up onto lanes.

7:32 a.m.: Hamby Road in Milton is closed after a large tree fell into the roadway, the city says.

6:47 a.m.: There are changes to the Flash Flood Watch and Warning in Georgia.

6:02 a.m.: Triple Team Traffic’s Ashley Frasca says she’s hearing reports of many trees on houses, including I-285, in DeKalb County.

5:30 a.m.: There are an estimated 11,000 power outages across Georgia this morning.

4:50 a.m.: Channel 2′s Steve Gehlbach says he’s seeing many cars spinning out on the interstate in metro Atlanta from standing water.

4:15 a.m.: There are Flash Flood Watches and Warning in most of north Georgia. Several more inches of rain is possible later today.


Tree falls on home in southwest Atlanta, killing man and injuring 2 others