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September 12, 2004

Albany- Water, Gas, and Light workers are trying to get much needed rest after working around the clock when Frances damaged lines across the county.

W,G, and L says customers should not call if their power is knocked out.

"We're getting a thousand calls a minute and there's no way any phone system can accommodate that, and what that does is tie up our lines so we can't talk to each other. So, we would really appreciate the public if your area goes out and you know there's a storm please don't call us we know you're out and we're going to get you up just as quickly as we possibly can," says Assistant General Manager Lorie Farkas.

Officials say customers should call if they see a downed line. Also remember to shut off air conditioners when the power goes out. If many units start back up at the same time, it can cause additional power outages.

Posted at 3:45 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com