As rainstorms moved through metro Atlanta May 3, they have left a path of destruction that includes downed trees.

In Sandy Springs, a tree fell across all five lanes of Roswell Road right next to the Primrose School located at 5188 Roswell Road, just south of Mount Paran Road (this Neighbor reporter drove through it at about 1:05 p.m.). However, it was cleared by 2 p.m. Also, according to the city of Sandy Springs’ Twitter feed, as of 1:13 p.m., there was another tree down at 300 River Valley Road.

In its own tweet, the Atlanta Fire Department said it "has responded to a number of calls for trees down along the CASCADE RD corridor. Units are out assessing damage. As of now no reports of any significant injuries or trees down on homes at this time. Use CAUTION as falling trees and limbs still pose a threat."

According to the National Weather Service’s website, a tornado watch is in effect until 4 p.m., and a flash-flood warning is in effect until 6:15 p.m., and both include all metro Atlanta counties. A tornado warning also was in effect earlier in the day.

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