Severe weather rolls through, causes damage

By: News 12 Staff
By: News 12 Staff
The Richmond County Emergency Management Office is already reporting damage from tonight

A wave of severe storms swept through the Augusta-Aiken area, causing damage. (WRDW-TV / June 22, 2011)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

AUGUSTA, GA -- Just more than a thousand people in our area are without power in the CSRA after storms brought down power lines and trees.

About 870 people are in the dark in Augusta. Georgia Power says most of the damage is in South Augusta, but Waynesboro was hit last night. Power has been restored to almost all of the 100 customers who lost power in the storm.

SCE&G has about 550 reported outages in Aiken County. People in Edgefield and Barnwell County have their power restored.

The Richmond County Emergency Management Office is also reporting damages. Several traffic lights have malfunctioned in the area and crews tell News 12 trees are down across the roadways at 4600 Old Waynesboro Road, West Lake Forest at Walton Way, and 3800 Hensley Road. They also say traffic lights are either down or out at Windsor Spring Road at Meadowbrook Drive and Windsor Spring Road at Rosier Road.

They have also reported hazards at 2nd and Greene Street, Broad and Forsythe Street where live lines are down, and fallen trees on Willis Foreman Road.

Stay tuned to and News 12 for updates from local EMA offices. We will pass them on as they send the information to our newsroom.

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