LIVE UPDATES: Roads jammed, trees down, schools closed as heavy rain moves through – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA — Severe Weather Team 2 is tracking severe weather throughout north Georgia on Tuesday.

On Tuesday morning, multiple roads were blocked by downed trees and power lines and flooding was reported on some roadways.

Thousands were without power and multiple school districts canceled or delayed classes.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan says the main impacts will be heavy rain, flooding, and strong wind gusts between 40 and 50 miles per hour.

LIVE UPDATES:

7:33 a.m.

CobbDOT is clearing seven trees that have blocked parts of roadways this morning. Brookwood Drive in Mableton is CLOSED north of Clay Road due to several power lines down.

7:32 a.m.

Flooding blocks the left lane on I-285/sb (Inner Loop) at Memorial Dr. in DeKalb County. Delays back toward Hwy 78.

7:31 a.m.

Brookwood Drive in Mableton is CLOSED north of Clay Road due to several power lines down in Cobb County.

7:30 a.m.

Wells Fargo Bank in Floyd County on Redmond Road reports a minor roof collapse. Crews are on scene. The bank is closed for the day.

7:26 a.m.

Severe weather may affect flights at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport today. Stay informed by checking with your airline for the latest updates.

7:26 a.m.

Northside Dr at Winterthur Dr is temporarily closed due to a tree down in the roadway on power lines. Please use an alternate route.

7:25 a.m.

Due to inclement weather, The DeKalb County Sanitation Division may experience sanitation service delays for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday customers.

7:20 a.m.

ll lanes are blocked on SR 53 at Cain Trail in Pickens County due to downed power lines. Avoid travel in this direction and use alt. routes.

7:18 a.m.

A crash is blocking all lanes on I-75/nb before Cumberland Blvd (Exit 58). Jammed up to I-285. Use Hwy 41.

7:15 a.m.

Lanes are blocked in both directions on SR 136 at Lower Mill Creek Rd in Walker. County due to downed trees. Avoid travel in this direction and use alt. routes.

7:13 a.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for southwest Georgia.

7:12 a.m.

Multiple crashes are being reported across metro Atlanta. Follow Triple Team Traffic for updates:

7:10 a.m.

Twin Branch Road in Sandy Springs is shut down due to power lines in the road.

7:06 a.m.

Around 2,000 Georgia Power customers are without power off Mt. Zion Road between Morrow and Stockbridge.

7:04 a.m.

Gilmer County Schools are now closing for the day due to power outages. The district had been on a two-hour delay.

6:57 a.m.

Northside Dr. at Winterthur Dr. in Sandy Spring is temporarily closed due to a tree down in the roadway on power lines. Please use an alternate route.

6:56 a.m.

Even away from any severe storms, there will be the threat of 50+ mph wind gusts — especially in the mountains. We’ve already had a gust to 71 mph at Brasstown Bald!

6:53 a.m.

Here’s the current list of school closings and delays. We will update as they come in:

CLOSED

  • Banks County
  • Bremen City Schools
  • Butts County
  • Gilmer County
  • Greene County
  • Griffin Spalding County
  • Habersham County
  • Hart County
  • Jasper County
  • Lumpkin County
  • Madison County
  • Pickens County Schools
  • Pike County
  • Putnam County Charter School System
  • Rabun County
  • South Technical College
  • Stephens County
  • Thomaston-Upson Schools
  • Troup County (employees report when possible)
  • White County

DELAYED 2 HOURS

  • Fannin County
  • Floyd County
  • Gordon County
  • Heard County
  • Murray County
  • Pickens County
  • Polk County
  • Rome City Schools
  • Whitfield County
  • Union County

VIRTUAL LEARNING

  • Dawson County
  • Meriwether County

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