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Power to 112,000 Georgia Power customers restored after Saturday storm

Christian Fernsby |
Electric service to over 112,000 Georgia Power customers has been restored after the storm that brought heavy wind and rain through Georgia Saturday night.

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Topics: POWER    GEORGIA    STORM   

As of 11:30 a.m. Sunday, approximately 11,000 customers are without power with a majority of the outages concentrated to the Rome, Cartersville, and Carrollton areas.

While the company continues to work as quickly and safely as possible, customers in the hardest hit areas should plan ahead for outages that last into Sunday evening, due to the accessibility to damage from the storm and difficult terrain.

Crews continue to clear pathways that will enable restoration efforts to continue throughout the day.

While repair work continues, damage assessment following widespread impacts from this storm is still in progress throughout Georgia and must be completed as an essential step to efficiently and effectively allocate resources.

Additional challenges faced following the storm include downed trees and blocked roads that must be cleared.

Restoration progress since the beginning of the storm has been largely possible thanks to Georgia's advanced electric grid, which allows the company to reroute and restore power even when weather conditions prevent work in the field, as well as early work of crews.

All of Georgia Power's teams are in the field today working to assess damage and restore power, including an additional 400 contract personnel.

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