Powerful storms Friday morning leave damage across metro Atlanta

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Upshaw Mill Road in Douglasville

Strong storms quickly rolled through north Georgia early Friday morning, bringing down trees and power lines. The storms, which brought thunder, heavy rains, hail and high winds, cleared rapidly from northwest Georgia through metro Atlanta.



The heavy rain moved out of metro Atlanta by 6 a.m. Friday.

First responders worked to clean up the damage reported in a number of spots across metro Atlanta. 

FOX 5 viewer Samantha Littrell shared several photos with us after a tree fell on her home located on Hood Road in Fayetteville. 

In Ellenwood, a fallen tree caused a wreck on Flakes Mill Road, where police said a vehicle drove into the tree. Douglasville police said a number of trees came down in the area. One lane of Dallas Highway was blocked near Stewart Middle School. In southeast Atlanta, the storms brought a large tree down on top of a home on Swallow Circle.

Several house fires were also reported early Friday. In Hall County, firefighters responded to a big fire at a two-story home on Silver Brooke Lane.  Fire crews also battled a blaze along Candler Lake in Brookhaven. 

MORE: Fire rips through Hall County house

FOX 5 Storm Team meteorologist Joanne Feldman said much "quieter" weather was expected Friday afternoon, with plenty of sunshine. 

Then, we're expected to see a change toward wintry temperatures over the weekend. 

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