RIGHT NOW: Trees down across metro Atlanta, roads blocked by flooding

Storms that moved through metro Atlanta have left damage across the area. There were seven tornado warnings across north Georgia since 5 a.m. Thursday.

Trees are down across several roads and many areas are experiencing serious flooding. In Gordon County, strong storms left major damage, knocking down trees and pulling the roof off of a house.

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At one point, more than 13,000 people were without power, according to Georgia Power. Georgia EMC said more than 9,000 of its customers were without power. The majority of the outages were in metro Atlanta.

Some school districts are closing early because of the damage the storms left behind. Here’s the full list.

Severe Weather Team 2 is tracking the storms and we have reporters and photographers spread out across north Georgia to keep you informed every step of the way.

Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of what’s happening right now:


A tree down in northwest Atlanta has closed part of a road.

The heavy rain caused major flooding in parts of Atlanta Thursday morning.

A ground stop was put into place at the Atlanta airport Thursday morning. Delays are averaging around 1 hour, according to the FAA.

DeKalb County

In Dunwoody, a tree fell onto a car on I-285 EB at Ashford Dunwoody Road around 9 a.m. Thankfully no one was injured.

All but two lanes of the interstate were closed as crews worked to clean up the mess.

The interstate has since reopened.

Brookhaven has closed the Peachtree Creek Greenway because of major flooding.

Fulton County

Trees have fallen across several roads in north Fulton County.

In Sandy Springs, a tree fell on a car driving down Hammond Drive.

In Roswell, flooding and trees have closed several streets.

***TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE*** Multiple roads affected: ***1) Azalea Rd shut down from Hwy 9 to Willeo Rd due to a tree...

Posted by Roswell Police Department on Thursday, February 6, 2020

Several roads are also closed in Milton because of flooding caused by the heavy rain.

Trees also fell in parts of south Fulton County. Channel 2′s Tyisha Fernandes was in Fairburn, where this tree fell across a road.

Gordon County

Storms left major damage in Gordon County. Strong winds ripped roofs off of homes and knocked down several trees southeast of Adairsville. Channel 2′s Richard Elliot is on the scene.

Schools will release early Thursday because of the weather.

Cherokee County

In Cherokee County, flooding has closed several roads in the area. The Sheriff’s Office tweeted out that parts of Union Hill Road, Gilmer Ferry Road, Wright’s Mill Road and Water Tanks Road are blocked because of water in the roadway.

Hall County

A water main break shut down Calvary Church Road after it caused part of the road to wash out.

Weather-related road closures

UPDATE 7:30 p.m. - The following roads are closed tonight due to weather-related issues. Belton Bridge Road - Between Pea Ridge Road and the bridge that crosses the Chattahoochee River Bryant Quarter Road - Between Cain Road and Buffington Road Calvary Church Road - (see detail below) Lawson Road UPDATE 4:50 p.m. - Temporary repairs have been made to the water line on Calvary Church Road. The road remains closed due to the washout. Lawson Road in North Hall County also remains blocked. Continue to use caution in your travels due to continuing rainfall. ________________________________________________________ TRAFFIC ALERT 12:40 p.m. – Hall County Sheriff’s Deputies are on the scene of a water line break and partial road washout in the 2,400-block of Calvary Church Road (video). Calvary Road is closed. The affected area is between Poplar Springs Church Road and Poplar Springs Road. Deputies assisting with traffic advise that residents of Bald Eagle Trail may access their homes via Poplar Springs Church Road. Lawson Road is also blocked in the North Hall area due to weather-related issues. Please use caution on the roads this afternoon. Hall County Emergency Management Hall County Government Hall County Fire Services

Posted by Hall County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, February 6, 2020

Douglas County

Flooding is blocking the entrance to a subdivision in Douglas County.

A crash involving a power pole closed Chapel Hill Road for several hours Thursday morning.

Cobb County

In Cobb County, a tree fell across Cooper Lake Road, causing delays.

Channel 2′s Chris Jose also found flooding on Windy Hill Road near I-75.

Paulding County

Channel 2′s Dave Huddleston is in Paulding County, where heavy rain has caused flooding on several roads.

Habersham County

The Habersham County sheriff tweeted video of a water-covered Creasy Patch Road in Alto.

Creasy patch rd. Alto Ga

Posted by Habersham Co. Sheriff Joey Terrell on Thursday, February 6, 2020

Floyd County

Floyd County schools has canceled all after school activities due to the flash flood warning in the area.

Chattooga County

Schools in Chattooga County were closed for the day on Thursday because of the storms.

Whitfield County

In Dalton, two people had to be rescued from their cars overnight after they tried to drive through high water.

Madison County/Franklin County

A Channel 2 Action News viewer sent us these photos and video of flooding at Victoria Bryant State Park in Royston, Georgia.

Troup County

According to a report, heavy rain overwhelmed nearby facilities in LaGrange, causing sewage to backup and overflow.

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