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Strong winds bring down trees in metro Atlanta

ATLANTA – Strong winds brought down trees and knocked out power to some homes in the metro Atlanta area on Tuesday.

In Marietta, a tree crashed onto a home on Sugar Creek Drive, trapping two women. It took first-responders 45 minutes to get the tree off of the women. One woman was airlifted to a hospital, while the other was taken away by ambulance, police said.

Marietta Street in Atlanta was blocked between Spring Street and Fairlie Street due to broken glass in the roadway, the Atlanta Police Department tweeted.

One tree brought down power lines on Bolton Road in northwest Atlanta, causing a grass fire.

Another tree fell on Spring Avenue and crushed an Acura MDX.

Another tree took out power lines on Northside Drive, causing some lanes to be shut around 2 p.m.

In southeast Atlanta, a falling tree took down a power line, causing a power surge and starting a house fire. The incident happened on East Lake Drive and Memorial Drive. According to Atlanta Fire Battalion Chief Todd Edwards, the house was vacant and nobody was injured.

As of 11pm Friday night, Georgia Power crews were still working to restore electricity to less than 100 customers in the area.

Statewide, less than 3,500 Georgia Power customers were without power as of 10:50 p.m., according to a Georgia Power spokesperson. To check outages in your area, visit the Georgia Power website.