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Storms knock out power, deal damage across Albany area

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Trees and power lines were reported down in Albany after strong storms rolled through.

Damage reports came in from Westover Blvd, Gillionville Road, and Beattie Road.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office said trees were down near the 1900 block of Philema Road and Old Leesburg Road, near the Dougherty County line.

Parts of Northwest Albany reported power outages as well.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office also said Ledo Road from Nottingham west to Carmel was closed due to downed power lines on the road. Lanes were later reopened.

Drivers were urged to use caution in those areas and find alternate routes.

Other reports said the steeple of Avalon Methodist Church on Gillionville Road was blown over onto the building.

Pictures from the area near Stonewater Drive showed trees down across neighborhood roads.

Residents also reported small hail in Northwest Albany.

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