A storm that swept through Middle Georgia on Tuesday afternoon, blowing down trees and knocking out power, left more than 4,000 people without electricity in Macon.
Most outages were east of Vineville Avenue, and power was restored within a couple of hours, according to Georgia Power’s outage map.
In most areas, power was gradually being restored by early Tuesday evening in different areas hit.
Several trees were down in parts of Bibb County, a 911 dispatch supervisor said. Traffic signals also were out, including one at Pierce and Vineville avenues and others near Interstate 75 and Forsyth Street.
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A fallen tree blocked Monroe Street near Georgia Avenue about 5:30 p.m., Bibb County sheriff’s Lt. Randy Gonzalez said, and another big tree was down in the Stanislaus neighborhood off Vineville Avenue.
In north Macon, a train blocked Forsyth Road and Rivoli Drive early in the evening, but Gonzalez said there was no word on the circumstances.