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Albany gets a drenching from storm

February 13, 2007

Albany -- Torrential rain fell in Albany beginning a little before two o'clock Tuesday afternoon, and it caused problems for motorists.  

A tree fell across Lockett Station Road, blocking traffic a short while. We got reports of a few other trees down, but no serious damage.

Areas that commonly flood during heavy rains did so. That included South Davis Street near Oglethorpe Boulevard. Public works crews set up a warning barrel. Some motorists drove through the high water, others turned around.

The traffic light at the busy intersection of Westover and Westgate went out during the height of the storm. Luckily, there were no crashes there because of the outage.

In other areas, the roof is torn off a house near the Thomas County community of Ochlocknee. The damage was reported shortly before 4:00PM. There are no reports of injuries, but witnesses told officials they thought the damage was caused by a tornado.


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