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Storm causes downed power lines, flooding and power outages in Albany

Highland Avenue and Slappey Boulevard (Source: WALB) Highland Avenue and Slappey Boulevard (Source: WALB)
Highland Avenue and Slappey Boulevard (Source: WALB) Highland Avenue and Slappey Boulevard (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A strong storm hit Albany around 5 p.m. Tuesday evening bringing down power lines and causing roads to flood.

So far, dispatch has confirmed that the following roads are flooded: 

  • 1300 block of Whitney Avenue
  • Highland Avenue and Slappey Boulevard
  • Nottingham Way and Whispering Pines
  • Nottingham Way and Cascade Lane

Dispatch also said that there are power lines and a tree down in the 2600 block of Ridgewood Lane and power lines down in the 200 block of North Central Street.

Drivers are urged to avoid these areas as flooded roads and downed lines can be dangerous.

The city of Albany sent out this notice about power outages:

Albany Utilities is aware of the power outages in several areas throughout the city. The following areas have crews working to restore power.

  • North Cleveland circuit
  • Lake Park area due to large trees down across a three phase line
  • 7th Avenue to 11th Avenue

Energy Control is getting inundated with calls, please be patient as crews and staff work to restore power as soon as possible. If you cannot get through the phone system wait 30 minutes and call back.

Try to stay clear of the affected areas so that crews can safely restore power. Thank you your patience and cooperation.

WALB will continue to update this story as damage is reported.

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