Tue., December 27, 2011 5:50pm (EST)

High Winds Cause Power Outages
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA (AP)  —   Strong winds have struck metro Atlanta, triggering scattered power outages.

Christy Ihrig, spokeswoman for Georgia Power, says trees fell on power lines Tuesday morning. She says 388 customers in the Lithonia area and 250 in Smyrna were without power Tuesday afternoon. Ihrig says crews are working to restore power. Winds gusts of up to 35 mph were reported.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the Georgia Electric Membership Corp. reported 100 outages among its member electric cooperatives in North Georgia.

FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says a malfunctioning antenna in the instrument landing system for one of the five runways at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was causing arrival delays approaching 1½ hours.

Bergen says the antenna has been replaced and service is expected to return to normal shortly.