UPDATE, 11 p.m.:

Some strong storms and possibly even a tornado roared through parts of Central Georgia late Wednesday afternoon and into the early evening hours, knocking out power for some people.

Cheryl Holland lives on Taylor Road in Lizella. She came home to a house that was dark inside and fence posts scattered across her lawn.

To make things worse, a tree blocked her from getting in, but three men with Macon-Bibb Public Works helped to clear the road. Holland says despite the damage, she feels lucky.

"It's very scary -- I heard on the radio on my way home a tornado had touched down really close to here. I didn't know what I was coming home to. We were definitely really lucky," said Holland.

And the damage was bad across the Interstate near Sardis Church Road as well.

The Macon-Bibb Fire Department and Bibb County Sheriff's Office blocked off roads while clearing out some trees.

Power lines also came down at the intersection of Hartley Bridge Road and Sardis Church Road.

Not too far from there, parts of a church roof on Skipper Road were blown down during the height of the storm.


UPDATE, 8:30 p.m.:

Georgia Power is reporting power outages affecting the following counties:

Bibb County: 78 outages, 2,161 customers affected

Twiggs County: same as 6:30. 4 outages, 473 customers affected

Baldwin County: 3 outages, less than 5 customers affected


Strong storms moved through Central Georgia Wednesday afternoon.

Power lines and trees have been reported as down at the intersection of Sardis Church Road and Hartley Bridge Road. Mount Pleasant Road is also blocked.

The south Bibb area is also experiencing some power outages.

There are reports of downed trees and branches and other debris blocking the roadway on I-475 Southbound at Mile Post 2 and I-475 Southbound Eisenhower Parkway.

Crews estimate these areas to be clear by 9:15 p.m.