Storms bring rain, problems to metro Atlanta

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COLLEGE PARK, Ga. — Thunderstorms that dumped heavy rain on north Georgia flooded an interstate ramp to Atlanta’s airport, sparked a fire at a Cherokee County home and left more than three inches of rain in some areas.

Authorities early Wednesday closed a normally busy Interstate 85 ramp leading to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

WSB-TV reports there was knee-deep standing water on the ramp at the start of this morning’s rush hour and traffic was being diverted. Workers cleared a clogged drain and reopened the ramp around 6:30 a.m.

In Cherokee County, firefighters say a lightning strike led to a fire that severely damaged a Holly Springs home late Tuesday afternoon, when the storms began moving across Georgia. A woman and her two children were home, but got out safely.

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