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UPDATE: Traffic lights, power reported out across midstate after storm

Police officers and deputies are investigating reports of traffic light outages throughout Macon and Bibb County after a line of storms moved across Middle Georgia late this afternoon.

Dispatchers say law enforcement officers are investigating reports of outages at Rocky Creek Road at Pio Nono Avenue, Mercer University Drive at Log Cabin Drive, Eisenhower Parkway and Bloomfield Road and at several intersections on Thomaston Road, Zebulon Road, Bass Road and Hartley Bridge Road.

About 21,000 Georgia Power customers in west Macon were without power for less than 30 minutes due to a strong storm that passed through town during the afternoon, said Georgia Power spokeswoman Konswello Monroe.

Monroe said all customers' power was restored just before 5 p.m.

About 2,000 customers who receive power from the Tri County EMC are without power around the Twin Bridges Road area, said Margaret Morris, communications specialist for the Tri County EMC.

Two different substations were affected by the storm. Crews currently are working to restore power, she said.

About 175 customers of Central Georgia EMC are without power between Butts and Monroe counties, said Christy Shewning, manager of marketing with Central Georgia EMC. Power should be back within the hour, she said.

More storms are expected for the rest of the afternoon and evening.

Come back to macon.com for more on this developing story.

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