A tree toppled onto power lines on Peachtree Way in Buckhead. (Photo by Doug Shore)

Hundreds of thousands of Atlantans were left in the dark in the wake Tropical Storm Zeta’s early-morning winds and rains on Oct. 29.
As of Thursday evening, more than 217,000 customers in the city remained without power, including large swaths of West End,  Westside, Buckhead, Druid Hills and around Emory University. There were also spotty outages in the Sweet Auburn district, Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, and Ansley Park.
Early voting was delayed at a number of locations on Thursday, including the Ponce de Leon Library. Friday, Oct. 30, is the last day of early voting and Fulton election officials encouraged the use of State Farm Arena if there were issues at other polling sites.
Atlanta Public Schools, Fulton County Schools and City Schools of Decatur cancelled virtual and in-person classes Thursday and will do so again on Friday.
You can track and report power outages to Georgia Power at https://outagemap.georgiapower.com.

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.