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Brookhaven crews busy with storm cleanup
by Staff Reports
June 14, 2013 10:54 AM | 1860 views | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend | print
**UPDATE** According to Brookhaven Public Works, Georgia Power has said full power restoration for everyone will not be until 4 a.m. tomorrow.

A large tree on Peachtree Road next to Oglethorpe University rests on a power line and is dangerously close to falling. DeKalb Police responded and closed the road while they wait for Georgia Power. Commuters can expect heavy traffic delays.

Brookhaven does not have jurisdiction over Peachtree Road, which is a state route. At 8:30 a.m., the city contacted the Georgia Department of Transportation, which is working with DeKalb Police.

Before anything further can be done, Georgia Power must address the power lines to ensure the area is safe.

Oglethorpe University has canceled classes for today. For more information, contact Oglethorpe.

For outage numbers, contact Georgia Power

View the list below for reported issues:

-Peachtree Road at Oglethorpe is closed. The DeKalb Police Department is on the scene. They are waiting on Georgia Power to remove the tree from power lines.

-Tree down at 1276 Kendrick Drive, crew in route. GPC notified for power lines.

-Tree down 4114 Candler Lake Court, NE, crew in route. GPC notified for power outage.

-Tree down 3207 Saybrook Drive, crew in route.

-Tree down Woodrow Way. Crew in route.

-Tree down Breton Court, crew in route.

-Partial road blockage by tree. Rustic Ridge Drive off Ashford Dunwoody. Crew in route.

-Partial road blockage by tree. 3905 Rains Court, crew in route.

-Partial road blockage by tree. 3861 Byrnwyck Pl., crew in route.

-Traffic lights out at several intersections on Dresden Drive. Waiting on GPC to respond to power outage.

-Partial road blockage by tree at N. Druid Hills/Star Drive. Crew in route.

-Partial road blockage by tree at Star Drive/Fernwood. Crew in route.

Call (404) 637-0540 for any tree reports, 24 hours a day.

For updated storm cleanup information, follow Brookhaven on Twitter at @BrookhavenGaGov.

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