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Trees toppled by storm kill 3 in metro Atlanta

Authorities say storms blowing through metro Atlanta toppled trees and power lines, killing at least three people and knocking out power to more than 200,000 customers statewide.

Georgia Power spokesman Jeff Wilson said Friday morning that 65,000 of its customers remain without power, 57,000 of them in metro Atlanta.

Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said a tree toppled onto a UPS truck, catching it on fire.

Authorities say the stormy weather led to delays of more than two hours for flights leaving Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Two people were killed in Atlanta when a tree fell on a truck. Atlanta station WSB-TV reports a third person was killed in Cobb County when a tree fell on him while he was clearing debris from a driveway.

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