Albany residents encouraged to stay home after storms, street flooding


    ALBANY, Ga. (FOX31) -- Albany city officials are encouraging residents to stay home as heavy rains have flooded many streets Sunday.

    Many streets around Dougherty County are flooded.

    Water on roadways can make for dangerous travel, so city officials are reminding motorists to "Turn Around, Don't Drown" if they have to leave their homes for any reason.

    In addition to areas of flooding across Albany, city officials say that power outages are affecting roughly 1,000 Albany Utility customers, and some traffic lights are also without power.

    Motorists approaching traffic signals that aren't working are to treat those intersections as 4-way stops until power can be restored to the traffic light.

    A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday for much of south and southeast Georgia.

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