As winter weather rolls in, Dunwoody city officials are reminding residents to avoid all downed power lines.

When trees or large limbs fall, the city said, residents should contact

If a tree falls:

  • On roadway or right of way, call the city of Dunwoody’s Public Works Department at 678-382-6850;
  • On power lines, call Georgia Power Co. at 1-888-891-0938 or visit Keep clear of area.
  • On private property, call a private contractor/tree specialist;
  • On your home or auto, call your homeowners insurance company and private contractor/tree specialist

Also, city officials said residents can report power outages to Georgia Power at 1-888-891-0938 or by visiting

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