Downed power lines blocked LaRoche Avenue near Nottingham Drive

Downed power lines blocking LaRoche Avenue near Nottingham Drive

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - Downed power lines blocked LaRoche Avenue near Nottingham Drive on Tuesday evening.

Several power lines were down across the road as some of the power poles were completely snapped during a strong storm.

The Chatham County Police Department blocked LaRoche Avenue and directed people to turn around until the lines were cleared from the road.

One resident we spoke with near the damage says a tree ended up falling in his yard, but he’s used to these kinds of storms.

“The wind was blowing really bad. It was raining really hard then I came out here to leave to go get something to eat and there’s a tree in the yard was down and I got off the road by the Riverview Nursing Home and there was a tree across the road and the power lines are down,” said Jeremy Jones.

Jones says he and his family did not lose power from the storm and are planning to get the tree removed from his yard.

Power outages were reported across the WTOC viewing area on Tuesday. At one point, upwards of 11,000 Georgia Power customers were without power in the Savannah metropolitan area.

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