High winds topple trees, down power lines in metro Atlanta

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North Georgia didn't see any severe weather from the front that moved through Thursday night, but a powerful high wind that followed the first band did topple trees and down power lines across metro Atlanta.

High Wind Warning and Wind Advisory were issued for portions of metro Atlanta and central Georgia for a couple hours Thursday night. Those were cancelled early, but not before leaving behind some damage.

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Georgia Power said more than 13,000 customers were without power across the state at the height of the high wind. The majority of those outages were centered in metro Atlanta.




A FOX 5 viewer recorded this video of the high winds in Snellville.

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The line of showers associated with the front started moving into the state just before 4 p.m. Thursday washing away the pollen.


The bulk of the showers began to move into metro Atlanta just before 6 p.m. washing away days of extreme high pollen.



The rain then moved out around 7:30 p.m. leaving the windy conditions.


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