(Lawrenceville, Ga., Oct. 29, 2020) – Gwinnett County firefighters began responding to an influx of wind-related incidents just before 5 a.m. on Thursday. The majority of calls included wires and trees down in the roadway and on structures. An adult occupant was taken to the hospital non-emergency around 6:00 a.m. after a tree fell on a house on the 1100 block of Smoke Hill Lane, NE in Hoschton. Firefighters freed the occupant that was inside the house when the tree crashed through the roof. There is extensive damage to the home. Fire Command staff worked closely with emergency dispatchers to monitor call volume and update unit deployments as the storm moved through. Fire crews responded to over 175 calls for service between 4:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Additional calls reporting damage from the storm were still being received and dispatched by the 911 Communications Center at the time of this news release update.   

Some of the locations included:

  • 1800 Block of Prospect Road in Lawrenceville
  • 2900 block of Winter Lake Court in Buford
  • 3300 block of Newcastle Way in Snellville

Active incidents include:

  • Tree Reported on Building:
    • 1700 block of Hunters Trace, SW in Lilburn
    • 3600 block of Erdly Lane, SW in Snellville
    • 5800 block of Western Hills Drive, NW in Norcross
    • 700 block of Prestonwood Drive, NW in Lawrenceville

(Trees blocking roadway and entrance to subdivision on Prestonwood)

  • 600 block of Hickory Nobb, NE in Buford
  • 400 block of Valley View Drive, SW in Stone Mountain
  • 1900 block of Tyler Trace, NW in Lawrenceville
  • 3500 block of Yarmouth HL, NW in Lawrenceville
  • 2100 block of Kilgore Road, NE in Buford
  • 600 block of Clemson Lane, NE in Lawrenceville


  • Wires Down:
    • Stoneview Drive, SW in Lilburn
    • Temple Johnson Road, SW in Snellville
    • Harbins Road,SE at Drowning Creek Road in Dacula
    • Coachmann Cove, SW in Snellville
    • Norcross Village Mobile Home Park in Norcross
    • Gunnin Road, NW in Peachtree Corners
    • Chattawood Drive, NW in Duluth
    • Linda Lane, SW in Lilburn
    • Suwanee Valley Road, NW in Lawrenceville
    • Rockbridge Way, NW in Norcross
    • Buford Dam road, NE and Sycamore Road in Buford
    • Kilgore Road, NE in Buford

Residents are encouraged to use caution as they venture outside. Avoid contact with downed power lines and trees and report hazardous conditions to 911. 

Additional information will be sent by the Fire-PIO when available.

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