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Strong storms knock out power in metro Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Strong storms moved through the metro Atlanta area early Sunday, knocking out power to some areas.

Most of the outages were in the Mableton area, where 1,675 residents were without power at one point after lightning reportedly struck a transmitter, but many of those outages were quickly restored.

Another large outage was near Roswell Road, where about 400 customers lost power.

Check Georgia Power's outage map: http://outagemap.georgiapower.com/external/default.html

The rains are also causing troubles on the roads. A tree was reported down on Hightower Trail in north Fulton County. There were also reports of standing water on some metro Atlanta streets Sunday morning. Check our traffic page for the latest: 11Alive.com/Traffic

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On Saturday, more than 300 people in Buckhead woke up without power Saturday morning.

A large tree, toppled by the weather, knocked down the power lines.

Luckily, no one was hurt. Just a street light and a traffic sign.

Georgia Power crews started working overnight and had everyone restored by mid-morning. Two smaller outages were also reported in DeKalb and Fulton Counties, also caused by down branches.

The ground was incredibly saturated which made it easy for the wind to topple the large tree.

The National Weather Service says this part of Atlanta has received 4.3 inches of rain in the last two weeks. That's more than the metro area receives the entire month of January on average.