CSRA Storm Damage, Power Outages Reported

Photo of a tree down on Walton Way in Augusta that is blocking traffic.
Photo of a tree down on Walton Way in Augusta that is blocking traffic.

Augusta, GA – There are now reports of damage and power outages in the CSRA from the storms that are rolling through.

Columbia County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Pam Tucker tells us that a tree is down on Hardy McManus Road at Halali Farm Road. There is possibly power lines down as well. Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies are on the way to the scene. Please avoid that area when driving, if possible. Tucker also tells us, a tree fell on power line at Blanchard Road and Paxton Way, near the Birchwood Subdivision. Drivers may want to avoid this area for a while.

Traffic lights are out at 1-20 westbound at Belair Road/Jimmie Dyess Parkway.

There is a tree down in the Jones Creek subdivision in Columbia County on Michael’s Creek.

In Columbia County, Blanchard Road near Paxton Way is impassable due to trees and power lines down. The roadway is expected to be blocked for several hours.

Traffic signals are currently out in the following areas of Columbia County and being worked on:

Columbia Road at Flowing Wells Road has a light on the ground.
Washington Road at Ronald Reagan Drive – no power.
Washington Road at Walmart – no power.
Washington Road at Gibbs Road – no power.
Washington Road at Evans to Locks Road – no power.
Multiple signals are in flash mode but they have been reset and are operating normally.

There is also a tree down on Walton Way in Augusta, which is blocking traffic.

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Power lines are down at Castlewood Drive and Papaya Street in the National Hills area of Augusta. There have been reports of a fire that may have spread to a residence.

Traffic lights are out at Washington Road at Gibbs Road.

Traffic lights are out at Wheeler Road and Perimeter Parkway.

Augusta Commissioner Sean Frantom has posted a photo of a downed tree on this Twitter account.

Photo from Augusta Commissioner Sean Frantom on Twitter showing a downed tree on Woodbine West in Augusta, Georgia.
Photo from Augusta Commissioner Sean Frantom on Twitter showing a downed tree on Woodbine West in Augusta, Georgia.

Dee Griffin, with the Augusta Fire Department, has sent the following information:

Walton Way and Dogwood Lane – Power lines on a white BMW

Walton Way and Lancaster Road – blown transformer and power lines down

Scotts Way and Wheeler Road – power lines down

3405 Walton Way Extension – power lines down

1009 Baker Avenue – power lines on fire

The Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has given us an update on where trees are down in Richmond County:

Trees down at these locations:

Johns Road at Kings Way
Walton Way at Baker Avenue
420 Kings Chapel Road
212 Magnolia Avenue
206 Reynolds Street
401 Hale Street
1009 Bake Avenue
Walton Way at Lancaster Road
1011 River Ridge Road

Drivers are asked to avoid these areas at this time.

Also from the Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency:

Traffic signals at Washington Road and Boyscout Road are malfunctioning. Use caution in the area and slow down.
There is a power line on fire at Skinner Mill Road at Thornberry Drive.

According to Georgia Power:

In Richmond County, there are 21 reported power outages affecting 3,758 customers. Click here to see a map of the latest power outages from Georgia Power.

In Columbia County, there are 46 reported power outages affecting 3,077 customers. Click here to see a map of the latest power outages from Georgia Power.

According to SCE&G:

There are a total of 1,755 customers affected by power outages in Aiken County. They report there are currently 6 incidents in Aiken causing outages.

We are hearing reports that a power pole is on fire in Aiken on Augusta Road at Hitchcock Parkway.

Keep up with the latest weather advisories on WJBF.com. Also, stay tuned to WJBF News Channel 6 for the latest weather information. You can also keep up with the latest weather information on our Live VIPIR 6 Weather app for iOs and Android devices.

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