Tree falls in Kennesaw, knocking power out for some Georgia Power customers
January 28, 2013 11:46 AM | 3896 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
(MDJ special / David Ermutlu)
(MDJ special / David Ermutlu)
(MDJ Special / David Ermutlu)
(MDJ Special / David Ermutlu)

KENNESAW — A fallen tree at Lewis and Dallas streets in downtown Kennesaw this morning cut power to about 1,200 Georgia Power customers. Utility spokeswoman Carol Boatwright said power is expected to be restored by noon.

Customers affected included the Ben Robertson Community Center on Watts Drive, where students were directed to evacuate.

The tree, with a trunk measuring several feet in diameter, fell on two power lines in front of the music school Harmony House, which was not damaged but lost power.

Office Manager Melissa Bunch said the tree fell sometime before she arrived at the school for its 10 a.m. opening.

Classes were canceled for the day.

Kennesaw Police spokesman Officer Scott Luther said officers were directing traffic at Cobb Parkway at Jiles Road and Watts Drive, about a quarter-mile from downtown.

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Old Man
January 28, 2013
Went through the intersection of Watts and 41 several times today - no officers were directing traffic but several near accidents occurred.
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