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April 5, 2011 7:53 AM

Columbus storm damage update: Trees down, power out in overnight storm

The storm that moved through the area overnight downed trees and knocked out power, leaving some 5,000 people in Columbus without electricity early this morning. Most have since had their power restored, Georgia Power said. About 1,000 people in the rural parts of Russell and Lee counties remained without power as of 11 a.m.

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