Windy weather

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A cold front brought high winds and rain into the Augusta area Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service said 46 mph gusts were recorded at Bush Field at 5:45 a.m. The winds knocked out power in some areas and downed trees in Columbia County. Jeff Wilson, a Georgia Power spokesman, said about 1,700 customers in Richmond and Columbia counties were without power about 4 p.m. Wednesday.

In Decatur, Ga., authorities said live electrical wires fell across a DeKalb County school bus with 30 children aboard, but no injuries were reported. Police said a falling tree knocked the wires onto the bus.

A quarter-inch of rain was measured Wednesday morning at Bush Field, according to a National Weather Service Web site. Winds today are expected to be 15-20 mph with gusts reaching 25 mph.

 
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