One Dead After Tornado Rips Through North Georgia Town

Emergency personnel have responded to widespread accidents, injuries and building entrapments.

BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. -  Widespread damage can be seen throughout the downtown Adairsville area after a tornado hit earlier today, and one person is dead.

The long-time Adairsville Grocery store, a fixture in downtown for years, has been leveled. The victim was removed from the area where the store collapsed, on Hwy. 141 in downtown Adairsville.

Bartow County Sheriff's offices have limited travel and motorists in the affected area. Wireless service is limited at this time.

Storm related accidents and debris also resulted in the closure of I-75. While I-75 apparently has now been, according to the GDOT 511 website,  two other roads still are blocked and could stay that way until 3 p.m.

Read more on Cartersville Patch.


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