"The crews working need to be commended because I was out past 11 last night and there were a number of streets closed," he said.
Newsome said crews are making "tremendous progress" in clearing Philpot Street now.
The two problem areas were Philpot Street and Highland Avenue, according to Cedartown Fire Chief Sammy Stephens. Other damage was reported on Wiley and College Drives and Cherokee Road, Stephens said.
Newsome said his officers were kept busy last night with mostly traffic detail.
"No one tended to go out misbehaving last night or complicating matters," he said.
Newsome said security systems started going off once power started coming back on and officers had to check out each location, but no burglaries were reported.
He said the city was fortunate to be "relatively spared" considering how many big, old oak trees are around.
"The trees could have done a lot more damage than they did," he said.