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Downed power lines and fallen trees reported in Muscogee County

Residents are urged to stay away from downed power lines. Residents are urged to stay away from downed power lines.
MUSCOGEE COUNTY, GA (WTVM) -

The storm didn't hit Muscogee County as hard as Alabama, but downed trees are to blame for a lot of damage and power outages.

Emergency crews were out clearing roadways and block downed wires to keep the public safe and traffic flowing smoothly.

Fallen trees near Lakebottom Park had city workers directing traffic to clear debris. Crews from Georgia Power and firefighters were called out after swaying power lines bumped into trees and set them on fire.

The fallen trees left some residents without power. At the height of the storm, Georgia Power reported nearly 4,800 outages in the Muscogee County area. Now, just over 1,500 people are without power.

Alabama Power reported more than 100,000 outages in their coverage area. Now, they only have about 3,100, with about 3,200 of those outages in Lee and Russell Counties.

Residents are urged to stay away from downed power lines. If you see a downed line, call Georgia Power at 1-888-891-0938 or Alabama Power at 1-800-888-2726. You can also contact 9-1-1.

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