Georgia Power restores power to 98+ percent of customers impacted by Winter Storm Helena
Company restores service to 67,000 customers in less than 24 hours, nearly all customers to be restored by 10 p.m. tonight
ATLANTA, Jan. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power has restored service to more than 67,000 customers, or more than 98 percent of all customers, impacted by Winter Storm Helena. The company was prepared for the storm and responded quickly and safely overnight with more than 1,200 personnel working to restore service and repair damage from ice covered trees and limbs falling on power lines.
As of 7 p.m. Saturday, there were approximately 100 individual cases of damage remaining and 1,500 customers without power statewide. Nearly half of the customers currently without power lost power after the storm as high winds and icy conditions continued to cause power outages throughout the day. The company estimates that nearly all customers currently impacted who can take service will have service restored by 10 p.m. tonight.
Georgia Power reminds customers that dangerous conditions exist following a storm. Never touch any downed or low-hanging wire, including telephone or TV wires that touch a power line. Never pull tree limbs off of power lines yourself or enter areas with debris or downed trees as downed power lines may be buried in wreckage.
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