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Cobb school officials haven't reported any issues with tornado in area


Cobb County School District officials have not heard that any of its school have had issues related to the tornado conditions passing through the metro Atlanta area.

Individual schools are making decisions about how to deal with the storm, said Donna Lowry, school district spokeswoman.

"Nobody has contacted me, so they must be OK," she said.

DEVELOPING: Tornadoes confirmed in Cobb, Carroll counties

Here's the latest at Marietta City Schools.

Dodgen Middle School in Marietta sent a note out to parents that read in part: "All after school activities that are held in the building will continue, as usual."

All is well with Marietta City Schools, said superintendent Emily Lembeck.

"We haven’t had any effects from the storm," she said. "Our buses are running on schedule."

Cobb police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said live on Channel 2 Action News that trees are down and damage in Cobb in focused in two areas: Discovery Boulevard in Mableton and Providence Road along with Roswell Road in East Cobb.

Dan Dupree, spokesman of the county's preparedness department, said that there are scattered trees and wires down in the East Cobb area.

There are reports of traffic lights not working in the area.

Social media reports detail the storm moving through the Vinings, Mableton and Smyrna area of South Cobb.

The city of Smyrna posted on its Facebook page saying "the immediate threat has passed, but please stay vigilant/informed over the next few hours." The city urged people to continue to monitor the weather of the next few hours.

Stick with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for the latest.



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