Tree toppled by storm kills 2 in metro Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say storms blowing through metro Atlanta toppled a tree, killing two people in their truck, and knocked out power to about 200,000 customers statewide.
Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said there were wires and trees down across the city Thursday night.
Jones said another tree toppled onto a UPS truck, catching it on fire.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the storms knocked out power to nearly 25,000 in metro Atlanta.
Authorities said the stormy weather also led to delays of more than two hours for flights leaving Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
The chance of thunderstorms is forecast to persist through Memorial Day.
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