Winter storm: Georgia Power making progress on outages

Power crews respond to an outage in the area of Buford Highway and Suwanee Creek Road in Suwanee, Ga. Photo by Christian Boone/STAFF

Power crews respond to an outage in the area of Buford Highway and Suwanee Creek Road in Suwanee, Ga. Photo by Christian Boone/STAFF

Georgia Power said on its official Twitter handle that about 85,000 customers remain without power as of 7 a.m.

Much of the damage is in Northeast Georgia. The company said crews have restored service to about 94,500 customers who lost power during the storm. Earlier this morning, a Georgia Power spokeswoman said it was too early to say when power to all customers will be restored.

The company should have estimates by midday for when full power can be restored, she said. Before 5 a.m., the utility said on its website that about 92,000 customers were without power.

More than 200,000 power customers statewide had lost service as of about 5 a.m., including customers of the state’s Electric Membership Cooperatives. The bulk of the outages for both Georgia Power and the EMCs appear to be in Northeast Georgia, largely along the I-85 corridor and points north. The EMCs are expected to provide further updates later this morning.

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