About 1,000 customers remain without power in Bibb County

Storm systems that swept through Middle Georgia Sunday brought heavy rains and gusty winds.

Downed trees caused power outages and closed some roads during the height of the most severe of the storm systems that moved quickly through from 5 to 6 p.m.

Most of Middle Georgia was under both a severe storm warning and tornado watch at that time.

More than 5,200 customers in Middle Georgia area were without power at the height of the storm, with a total of more than 8,000 impacted overall, said spokeswoman Carol Boatright. The number increased because as some customers got their power back, others lost it, she said.

About 2,700 customers remained without power at 9 p.m., including 1,000 customers in Bibb County, Boatright said.

Also, the intersection of Zebulon and Forsyth road remained closed, with public safety crews on site clearing the road from downed trees and debris. It is expected to be reopen before morning rush hour.

However, Dobson Road and Rainey Road are expected to be closed overnight, said Rodney Roberson, deputy director for the Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management Agency.

Riverside Drive and Pierce Avenue was back open. A few other roads closed by downed trees at the height of the storm also have reopened. No deaths or injuries were reported, Roberson said.

Trees were also reported down in Monroe, Crawford, Peach and Twiggs counties at the height of the storm.