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[VIDEO] Severe thunderstorms being down trees, power lines Saturday

January 11, 2020–7:33 p.m.

STAFF REPORTS

A strong storm rolled through the area Saturday afternoon, resulting in property damage but fortunately no loss of life.

The wind blew the roof of the Benjamin F. Edwards & Company building across from the post office on Martha Berry Boulevard.

The storm also brought down a billboard near a car dealership on Shorter Avenue and knocked down the traffic signal at Shorter and Division Street.

On Kenwood Drive off Billy Pyle Road, a tree fell onto the carport area of a home.

Trees and power lines were also down on Horseleg Creek Road and throughout the county.

At the height of the storm, there were more than 180 power outages in the Rome area, affecting nearly 19,000 customers.

Trees down in Rome and Floyd County:

Ridgehaven Drive

Redmond Road

Lyons Bridge

Jackson Chapel

Old Freeman Ferry

Hoseleg Creek

Mt. Alto

McGee Bend.

Bells Ferry near Willow

East Hermitage

Bailey Road

Gadsden Highway at Angel

Plemmons Road

27 near Six Mile

411 near the RV Park

Morgan Dairy

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