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Georgia Power: Outages Likely Caused by Downed Tree Limb

Sunday's rain and wind likely caused a sporadic number of power outages throughout the area.

Georgia Power: Outages Likely Caused by Downed Tree Limb

Sporadic power outages throughout the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area Sunday evening were likely caused by a down tree limb or some other minor event related to continuous wind and rain, a Georgia Power representative said.

Reports from communities include Oak Grove and Medlock said power flickered or turned off entirely around roughly 6:30 p.m. Along North Druid Hills Road near Medlock, power was shut off for about 15 to 20 minutes.

"Typically what happens is tree limbs get heavy with wind and rain, and a tree limb will fall," said John Kraft, a Georgia Power spokesman. "If it was [an entire] tree and ripped the wire out, you’d probably be out a couple hours."

Kraft said he was unaware reports of outages, which could have also been caused by a car accident. But he said no accidents had been reported either.

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