High winds blow through metro Atlanta, downing trees

Crews said it could take days to clean up all the damage.

Multiple storm reports have come from across north Georgia of trees down on homes and blocking roadways thanks to the high winds.

A wind advisory was issued early Thursday morning for much of north Georgia as high winds moved across the state. 

Reports began to come in as early as 7 a.m. from the northwest portion of the state, while later reports came from portions of metro Atlanta. 

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While significant damage reports were found in Floyd, Gwinnett and Rockdale counties, other reports came in from other areas as well. 


In Fannin County, Robin Workman was picking up his 7-year-old son from school when the storm got bad.

They're keeping the kids in school because it's safer than trying to let them out and go home," he said.

The high winds took down trees all over north Georgia, blocking both entrances to Workman's neighborhood.

"We decided to go to the other side; went around, and there's a tree down over there, too," he said.

Crews are working as quickly as possible to clean up the damage across the area, but with this amount of damage, it could take days.

No injuries were reported from any of the damaged areas, however. 

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