Afternoon storm downs trees, blocks roads in Columbia County

An afternoon storm knocked down multiple trees onto roadways in Columbia County.

Multiple trees were down on Washington Road near the Pollard’s Corner area of Appling, according to an e-mail from Columbia County Emergency Services. Two trees fell onto Chamblin Road near the site of Grovetown High School.

Also, dime-sized hail was reported on parts of Chamblin Road, according to the e-mail.

Traffic is backed up on the westbound lanes of Interstate 20 near the weigh station where there has been a downed tree and a wreck involving two tractor-trailers, according to police.

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