• Crews restore power, clear debris left by rain, winds from Nestor

    By: Severe Weather Team 2

    Updated:

    ATLANTA - Nestor caused minor damage and headaches across metro Atlanta Saturday as the storm brought heavy rain and gusty winds to most of Georgia.

    The system was downgraded from a tropical storm at 11 a.m. Saturday, but still packed a punch as it moved across the state.

    Channel 2's Michael Seiden was in Sandy Springs, where dozens of people were trying to get home Saturday night after downed power lines forced multiple road closures. Hundreds of homes were still without power by 10 p.m.

    Officers told Seiden a lightning strike caused a massive tree to fall on a power line on Roswell Road, causing outages across Sandy Springs. No injuries were reported.

    Channel 2's Lauren Pozen watched as Georgia power crews worked to restore power in Sandy Springs Sunday morning. 

    Seiden talked to Eric Stromquist, who was trying to get back to his home. 

    "I wanted to get out for some firewood for a fire and some flashlight batteries," Stromquist said. "So I was able to get out and get to Kroger, and now I can't get back to my house." 

    Stromquist said all the streets were blocked off by firetrucks and police cars 

    "I've got two small kids at home," Stromquist said. "I just want to get home, dude!" 

    Power was also out Saturday evening in Chamblee after a tree fell on power lines near Chamblee High School. 

    Hillcrest Road in Lilburn was also shut down because of a fallen tree: 

    MARTA streetcar services were temporarily suspended due to roadway flooding downtown Saturday afternoon. 

    Six Flags Over Georgia closed early because of weather. 

    Several crashes snarled traffic on rain-soaked Atlanta highways. 

    Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz said the rain will move out as Nestor tracks northeast. 

    Sunday will start off cool and dry with clouds clearing by the afternoon. 

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