Downed tree limbs and fallen trees knocked out power to an estimated 500 Polk County residents in the aftermath of the storm. Jeff Wilson, a Georgia Power Company spokesperson, confirmed at 10:30 p.m. that some 300 customers in Rockmart remained without power.
"We're not sure when it'll be back on," Wilson said. "We have crews out all over northwest Georgia. Bartow County was really hard hit.
"We have trees down from Rome to Cedartown."
Hardest hit in the Rockmart area was the Goodyear Village community. A single line of houses situated on the north side of Lane Street had power restored before 8 p.m. However, the majority of the neighborhood is served by a separate line and more than 300 customers were still without power at 10:30 p.m.
The outage includes the majority of the Goodyear Village, within an area bordered by Goodyear Street, Lane Street and Piedmont Avenue.
A Georgia Power crew was on the scene by 6 p.m. and was still seen working in the neighborhood at 10:25 p.m. Apparently, the neighborhood had multiple problems with downed tree limbs, which had to be cleared so transformers could be reset.
*Update: Power was restored to the Goodyear Village neighborhood around 3:30 a.m. Friday.