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More than 15,000 without power, officials urge public to avoid areas of S. Columbus

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Due to severe weather, debris and trees are blocking roads in South Columbus.

Columbus Fire Marshal Ricky Shores is urging the public to not to drive in the areas of Benning Road, Cusseta Road, and South Lumpkin Road.

Click here to view the latest power outage numbers from Georgia Power:

  • Clay County: Over 1,200 without power
  • Harris County: Over 980 without power
  • Muscogee County: Over 11,000 without power
  • Quitman County: Over 680 without power
  • Schley County: Over 430 without power
  • Talbot County: Over 590 without power

According to Alabama Power, about 280 customers are without power in the city of Opelika.

[RELATED: Slideshow of severe weather pictures in the Chattahoochee Valley]

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