February 12-- Vidalia-area Georgia Power Manager B.J. Davis provides the following company update on weather-related power outages in the state. There have been none in Vidalia "so far.
- vOver the past 24 hours, Georgia Power has restored power service to more than 88,000 customers throughout the state.
- Also over the past 24 hours, service has been temporarily interrupted to a total of220,000 customers due to the snow and ice. The majority of these outages have occurred since 6 a.m. this morning.
- As of 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, there were more than 133,000 active outages in Georgia. The majority of these outages are concentrated in Metro Atlanta, central, coastal and eastern Georgia.
Georgia Power customers can report new outages, or check the status of an outage, atwww.georgiapower.com/stormand by phone at 888-891-0938.
Tammye Vaughn of the Altamaha EMC in Lyons reports the following info on area EMC outages.
As of noon Wednesday, Altamaha EMC is reporting less than 500 outages system wide with the majority of the outages being in Emanuel County. We also have scattered outages in the eastern portion of Laurens County.
The rain is quickly turning to ice on trees causing limbs to bend and touch power lines. Our crews will work around the clock to restore outages as safely and efficiently as possible.
Please remember to stay away from any downed power lines and report all outages to Altamaha EMC by calling 912-526-8181. We will continue to update the status of outages on our website, Facebook page and through local media outlets.