Winter storm: Power crews making progress tackling outages

9:53 am Feb. 17, 2015

The total number of customers without power in Georgia is on the decline as crews speed up their battle with downed lines during the daylight hours.

A total of about 188,000 customers are without power in North Georgia between the state’s largest utility, Georgia Power, and Georgia’s Electric Membership Cooperatives, according to data released at about 9:45 a.m.

Georgia Power said on its outage map that it is has about 73,000 outages

Winter storm: More than 200K without power

5:09 am Feb. 17, 2015

About 220,000 Georgia utility customers are without power Tuesday morning as falling trees caused by the winter storm snapped power lines faster than crews could restore electricity.

Georgia Power, the state’s largest utility, reported more than 92,000 customers were without power at 4:45 a.m., but that number had fallen to 89,000 customer outages as of 5:45 a.m., according to its outage map. Separately, Georgia’s Electrical Membership Cooperatives, the trade organization for

Winter Storm: More than 130K without power

7:49 pm Feb. 16, 2015

As night fell and temperatures dropped in North Georgia on Monday, power outages started to mount.

Reports of heavier winds, rain and freezing rain and mixed precipitation have created a mess. Georgia Power, the state’s largest electricity provider, reported more than 70,000 customers affected by outages as of 11 p.m, according to the utility’s outage map and a Twitter update.

At 10 p.m., Georgia’s electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) were reporting approximately 64,000