Storm Knocks Out Power to 6,500 Customers in Ga.


ATLANTA – Utility crews are working to restore electricity to roughly 6,500 Georgia Power customers across the state. Georgia Power spokeswoman Carol Boatright said Monday that the outages happened when ice from a winter storm sent tree limbs crashing into power lines. In other cases, ice-covered electric lines failed.

The outages were largely clustered in Dublin, Hawkinsville, Savannah, Statesboro and Waynesboro. Boatright said it was not clear when electricity will be restored to all customers.

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Georgia Power has 2,500 of its own linesman and tree removal specialists trying to fix the outages. Their ranks were reinforced by 1,800 out-of-state utility crew brought in from as far away as Michigan.