UPDATE: 2,400 statewide Georgia Power outages, but little damage in Middle Georgia

lfabian@macon.comJanuary 31, 2013 

Only a few scattered power outages remained in the Macon and Milledgeville area just before 10 a.m. Thursday.

Georgia Power work crews are busy restoring electricity in 2,400 statewide outages, primarily in the Atlanta area, said utility spokeswoman Carol Boatright.

A power outage delayed printing and delivery of Thursday’s Telegraph.

Severe thunderstorms raked across the midstate Wednesday evening, but the region dodged deadly tornadoes that hit north Georgia earlier in the day.

Dodge County appears to be hit hardest with reports of four houses with major roof damage and several barns knocked down in thunderstorm winds shortly after 7 p.m. about two miles east of Gresston, according to preliminary damage reports from the National Weather Service.

Gusty winds began in the Macon area after 11 a.m. when a few trees toppled in Bibb County.

When the storms arrived after 5 p.m, multiple trees were downed in Americus and seven miles west of Macon.

Midstate law enforcement agencies did not report any major damage as of early Thursday morning.

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