UPDATE: Sandy’s gusty winds for Middle Georgia, outages in North Georgia

lfabian@macon.comOctober 29, 2012 

Keep holding onto your hats: Hurricane Sandy is kicking up some gusty winds across Middle Georgia, which are expected to continue through most of Tuesday.

Sustained winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts of up to 40 miles per hour prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Wind Advisory from 8 a.m. Monday until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The tropical system churning toward the Mid-Atlantic coast combined with high pressure building south from Canada will result in gusty winds through Tuesday morning.

The advisory covers the counties of Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Chattahoochee, Clarke, Crawford, Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Emanuel, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Laurens, Macon, Madison, Marion, Meriwether, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Muscogee, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Peach, Pike, Pulaski, Putnam, Schley, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Taylor, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Troup, Twiggs, Upson, Warren, Washington, Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkes and Wilkinson.

A wind gust of 33 miles per hour was clocked at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday.

Law enforcement agencies in Bibb, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Twiggs, Peach and Crawford counties did not report any weather problems as of 5 a.m. Monday.

As of 8 a.m. Monday, Georgia Power reported about 1,700 customers without electricity. In Metro Atlanta there are 230 outages, 860 in northeast Georgia and 560 in northwest Georgia.

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