Power outage in Worth County due to cold temperatures - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Power outage in Worth County due to cold temperatures

January 18, 2003

Worth County- After the coldest night of the year so far, five thousand Worth County residents woke up without power. So many people were running their heaters Saturday night, that the system overloaded knocking out the power.

Mitchell EMC workers started working early Saturday morning to make sure circuits at area substations were in tact, so thousands of Worth County residents could have power, especially heat.

Workers say because so many people were burning their heaters due to low temperatures Saturday, the system overloaded, causing the power around the area to turn off.

Xevi Meek says he had to start this fire just to keep warm. He says he made calls to relatives and friends, who say it felt like they were on the outside when they were inside their home.

Mitchell EMC workers say they have made repairs to the system, so if temperatures get even lower, Worth County residents won't have another early morning surprise.

By 10:30 Saturday morning, crews had restored power to most Worth County customers. About thirty other homes didn't have power until one.

Posted at 1:10PM by Jocelyn.Maner@walb.com

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Woman arrested for elderly abuse in Moultrie

    Woman arrested for elderly abuse in Moultrie

    Friday, March 24 2017 2:12 PM EDT2017-03-24 18:12:00 GMT
    (Source:WALB)(Source:WALB)

    Carolyn Edwards is now charged with Two counts of Simple Battery and two counts of Exploitation Of an Elderly Person. According to a report, the victim was an 87 year old patient. So far it hasn't been confirmed if Edwards was the caretaker of that man but that the incident did happen at Magnolia Manor in Moultrie.

    More >>

    Carolyn Edwards is now charged with Two counts of Simple Battery and two counts of Exploitation Of an Elderly Person. According to a report, the victim was an 87 year old patient. So far it hasn't been confirmed if Edwards was the caretaker of that man but that the incident did happen at Magnolia Manor in Moultrie.

    More >>
  • Young Tifton actress makes her mark in Hollywood

    Young Tifton actress makes her mark in Hollywood

    Friday, March 24 2017 1:00 PM EDT2017-03-24 17:00:22 GMT
    Caitlin Carmichael and Luke Colombero (Source: Frank Sayles, Jr.)Caitlin Carmichael and Luke Colombero (Source: Frank Sayles, Jr.)

    Actress Caitlin Carmichael, 12, a Tifton native, is among an ensemble cast of child actors who won a Young Entertainer Award at Universal Studios in Hollywood, California.

    More >>

    Actress Caitlin Carmichael, 12, a Tifton native, is among an ensemble cast of child actors who won a Young Entertainer Award at Universal Studios in Hollywood, California.

    More >>
  • Long-awaited rest stop opens Monday

    Long-awaited rest stop opens Monday

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-03-24 15:53:05 GMT
    (Source: GA Dept. of Transportation)(Source: GA Dept. of Transportation)

     The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Friday that the newly refurbished Interstate 75 north and south rest areas in Turner County will reopen Monday.

    More >>

     The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Friday that the newly refurbished Interstate 75 north and south rest areas in Turner County will reopen Monday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly