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

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.

Thousands of people were without power.

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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.