Severe storms downs trees, power lines around Macon

lfabian@macon.comJune 6, 2014 

A line of thunderstorms tore through Macon at about midnight Thursday, leaving hundreds of people without electricity in its wake.

Emergency dispatchers report about 20 trees toppled in Bibb County in the height of the storm, but most had been cleared by 5 a.m.

Georgia Power expects a couple dozen lingering outages to be restored by about 10 a.m. Friday, unless there are special circumstances.

About 100 customers had no electricity early Friday in Ashford Park.

Much smaller outages also were reported in east Bibb near Franklinton Road, along Price Road, Lynmore Estates and Old Holton Road, where a large tree was still blocking the road at 7 a.m.

Baldwin County reported ping pong ball-sized hail with a strong storm at about 3:15 p.m. Thursday.

The Middle Georgia Regional Airport collected .41 of an inch of rain in a short amount of time around midnight.

A heavy downpour lasted about 10 minutes near downtown Macon that received nearly an inch of rain with the storm.

An upper level disturbance is expected to move through Georgia Friday, bringing a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10 a.m. in Macon.

Some of those storms could become severe.

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