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UPDATE: More thunderstorms move across Dawson County, north Georgia
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Part of one local roadway remains closed due to damage from thunderstorms moving through the Dawsonville area, according to the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office.

“Steele Bridge Road on the Sweetwater Juno side is completely blocked due to downed power lines,” DCSO’s Facebook post stated. 

DCN will provide updates on road closures as more information becomes available. 

Storms are expected to continue in Dawson County and north Georgia through Thursday afternoon.

The National Weather Service previously issued an earlier flash flood warning and two tornado watches for Dawson and surrounding counties.

Safety tips

People who see wind, hail or flooding damage should wait until the storm has passed and then call the National Weather Service’s toll free number at 1-866-763-4466 or tweet the agency about conditions observed at @NWSAtlanta. 

There are multiple ways people can stay up to date on weather conditions. Options include using a weather radio and following the Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services and U.S. National Weather Services’ Peachtree City office on Facebook. 

Other weather resources include the Dawson County government’s Emergency Management Agency webpage

Forecast updates for Dawson County and neighboring areas are available on the National Weather Service website here.


Just under 600 Amicalola EMC customers have reported outages in western and northern Dawson County.

Only one active outage is shown for Sawnee EMC's service area within the county. You can view their outage map at their revamped website,

Georgia Power is not currently reporting outages in the Dawson County area, according to an outage map on the utility provider's website

This story will be updated when more information is available.