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Downed trees slow morning commute
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Residents woke up this morning to find downed trees and limbs from last night's storms in neighborhoods and businesses.

Numerous trees were reported down across the county. No injuries were reported.

Rockdale Fire and Rescue Chief Dan Morgan reported that units from RCFR, RCSO, CPD, and RDOT have responded to over 35 calls involving trees or power lines throughout the county. Six of these involved trees damaging homes. 

In Rockdale, some of the locations where trees were reported down include Alexander Lake Road, Smyrna Road, and Lakewood Rd. 

Conyers police reported trees were down this morning on Milstead Avenue at Woodland, Reagan Circle, and Eastview Road at Rowland Road. Public works and first responders cleared the blockages and redirected traffic.

Damage was mostly from wind gusts that started early this morning knocking down trees. "It was a very quiet until 5:30 a.m.," said Morgan.

Sustained winds were reported at 15 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

"All response agencies are still working to clear the roadways. Power companies have crews in the area and are clearing lines and restoring power to those individuals who lost electricity," he wrote.

Snapping Shoals EMC spokesperson Leigh-Anne Burgess said the company still had about 1,800 customers without power, mostly in Rockdale. At one point, up to 6,000 customers had been without power earlier in the day.