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Power out for 13 hours in Doerun

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In Doerun, the power is back on after residents spent 13 hours without power and had to call in help from Fitzgerald to repair the damage.

Crews worked at the intersection of Bay and South green Street where several power lines came down. While crews dealt with problems around town, the main line from Georgia Power that supplies the city with power was also damaged.

"Even if all of our service was back up we still wouldn't be able to have power until Georgia Power gets here and replaces that and of course with weather being as wide spread as it were they are overloaded too," said John Walters, a Doerun manager.

Late Tuesday afternoon Georgia Power repaired the problem and restored electricity. High Winds pulled down the communications tower at the Doerun Fire Department and blew over street signs, now just shy of touching the ground. Crews worked behind city hall removing just one of the many fallen trees.

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