For the second time in less than a week, extreme weather was responsible for wreaking havoc in the local area. The first round of storms on Sunday was responsible for a couple of trees down and some power outages. Round 2 that blew through on Friday, however, did a lot more damage.
Walton and Gwinnett County officials constantly had to update with information on roads that were closed due to trees or power lines down, high water or even parts of the roads being washed away. Expect delays in those areas over the next few days as road crews and utility complete repairs.
Power was out in many homes and businesses in the local area due to trees down on power lines. The Loganville Police Department and many of the surrounding businesses and homes along Highway 81 had no power, in some instances for more than an hour. Traffic lights were out and grocery stores were unable to process the checkouts. Customers in the Monroe Walmart reported that the store was handing out cookies and water to customers as they stood in long lines waiting for the registers to become operational again. There were reports of Kroger in Loganville having to close for a while.
While most weather alerts had been canceled by 4 p.m. Friday, the Flood Warning remains in effect until 3:10 a.m. on Saturday. And because it is spring in Georgia still, there also is a high pollen alert just for good measure.