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Trees and powerlines downed across Dawson County due to Tropical Storm Zeta
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Crews on Elliott Family Parkway in Dawson County work to clear a tree that was downed in the wake of Tropical Storm Zeta. Photo submitted.

Dawson County Emergency Services crews are responding to reports all across Dawson County of trees and power lines that are down in the wake of Tropical Storm Zeta, according to a post on the Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services Facebook page. 

“Please stay home, and stay off the roads,” the post said. “Even if some of those roadways may be technically passable, that doesn’t mean they’re safe — especially considering that more trees and limbs can fall at any time.” 

Some of the roads closed as of Thursday morning are: 

  • Dawson Forest Road and Blacks Mill Road: closed
  • Hwy 183 and Bradley Farms: one lane closed
  • Hwy. 53 and Hwy. 183: roundabout closed
  • Blue Ridge Overlook: closed 

As of Thursday morning, power is out for about 75 percent of Dawson County, and power crews are working to get power restored while emergency services crews work to clear the trees and roadways. 

Dawson County Emergency Services warns drivers to stay off the road, both for their own safety and to make it easier for first responders. 

“The more drivers on the road, the harder it is for first responders to get to scenes to address situations,” the post said.