ATLANTA – Thousands of
Georgia Power employees, contractors and workers from other utilities are
currently deployed across the state working to return service as quickly as
possible to 219,000 customers currently without power.
As the weather has
cleared and snow and freezing rain has left the state, the company is ensuring
crews are working effectively, efficiently and safely in areas across the state
impacted by the severe snow and ice.
12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Georgia Power has restored power service to 329,000 customers. Also
since 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, service has been temporarily interrupted to a
total of 554,000 customers due to the
impact of the snow and ice on trees and power lines.
are currently more than 219,000 active
outages in Georgia. Areas hardest hit by icing include communities in South
Metro Atlanta and Augusta.
Georgia Power reminds customers to stay safe while
power restoration is underway. If customers believe that a power line might be
down near their home due to ice or snow, do not approach it or try to move it.
Contact Georgia Power or local authorities immediately.
Georgia Power customers can report new outages,
or check the status of an outage, at
Customers can also visit the website to sign up for Outage
Alerts, which will automatically notify them via phone, text or email when
there is a service interruption and provide them with updates.
The company also
provides a wide variety of useful information for customers online, including
tips to help them prepare for severe weather, how to stay safe during a storm,
and resources for customers after the storm has passed.