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Storm drops trees, power lines all over Forsyth County
Power line lying in street

A downed high voltage line lies in the middle of Hammond Drive. These lines are not insulated, but carry thousands of volts of electricity when energized.

by Jim Dean
Power lines left dangling

Power lines all over Forsyth County were left dangling after the storm.

by Jim Dean
Hammond Drive blocked

Hammond Drive was still blocked by a fallen tree Tuesday morning.

by Jim Dean
Atlanta Highway blocked at Piney Grove

Atlanta Highway was blocked Monday afternoon as the storm dropped a large tree branch into the roadway and then onto a power line.

by Jim Dean
Tree down on Sourwood Drive

This tree, down on Sourwood Drive, was marked by a deputy. Crime scene tape was used to mark many of the downed trees and power lines.

by Jim Dean
Roadways were marked with tape

After it became apparent that there were more downed trees than emergency crews could handle, the ones on lesser travelled roads were marked with fireline tape or crime scene tape.

by Jim Dean
County employees worked together to clear the damage

A deputy helps a work crew out as they remove a large downed tree from Buford Dam Road.

by Jim Dean
Fire department had a busy night

Forsyth County fire engines were kept busy all night running calls throughout the county, ranging from power lines down to a 500 gallon propane tank that was knocked off it's base by a falling tree. The tank rolled down a hill before striking a pickup truck and stopping in a yard, upside down, spewing propane.

by Jim Dean
Green Forest Trail

Forsyth County workers cut up a large tree that blocked Green Forest Trail on Monday.

by Jim Dean
Samples Road blocked

Deputies block Samples Road as they wait for a crew to come remove a downed tree. Before a county crew could arrive, a nearby neighbor brought out a skid steer loader and removed the tree

by Jim Dean
Corvette under tree

Only a portion of the rear quarter panel and bumper of this Corvette was visible underneath the tree.

by Jim Dean
Corvette damaged by tree

While this tree on Glasco Drive only struck the house a glancing blow, this Corvette took a direct hit.

by Jim Dean
Sawnee EMC crews working

A Sawnee EMC lineman works high above Dahlonega Highway as crews work to restore power and remove downed power lines.

by Jim Dean
Dahlonega Highway was blocked on Tuesday

A tractor trailer waits near a low hanging line on Dahlonega Highway on Tuesday as a Sawnee EMC line worker prepares to raise the line.

by Jim Dean
Buford Dam Road blocked

Deputies block Buford Dam Road Monday as night falls so power company workers can clear the roadway.

by Jim Dean
Cutting up a tree on Buford Dam Road

A Cumming Utilities worker saws up a tree that has fallen on Buford Dam Road.

by Jim Dean