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Utility crews work to restore power to customers

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Power has been restored for almost everyone in Chatham County after Thursday night's storm. 

According to Georgia Power, less than five customers are without power in the Savannah area right now.  

Nearly 900 people were reportedly without power around Savannah overnight, mostly in the areas of DeRenne Avenue and Skidaway Road. 

Heavy rain and lightning caused some major problems across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. An estimated 880 people were without electricity at 5 a.m. Friday in Savannah Friday after strong thunderstorms knocked down trees and flooding roads. 

As of 6:30 a.m., only 40 people are left without power. Georgia Power says the outages are due to Thursday's stormy conditions.

The storm left more than 1,000 people near La Roche Avenue  between Norwood Avenue and Wylly Island Drive due to a tree that ripped down power lines. Power has since been restored to customers in those areas.

La Roche Avenue was closed most of Thursday evening after a fallen tree ripped down power lines. There was also damage to a couple of utility poles in the area. 

Click here to view power outage maps for Georgia and South Carolina.

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