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GA Power sends help to restore electricity

A section of Highway 118 west of Smithville was shutdown due to trees that have fallen across the road A section of Highway 118 west of Smithville was shutdown due to trees that have fallen across the road
SMITHVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Georgia Power is sending help in the form of additional linemen and trucks to the Lee, Terrell, and  Dougherty County area to help restore power that was interrupted by severe weather today.

They are sending an additional four-man crew to deal with power outages in Arlington, Bronwood, and along Philema Road.

They have 16 men out working now restoring power.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office said a section of Highway 118 west of Smithville was shutdown due to at least four trees that have fallen across the road.

The Georgia DOT is responding with equipment to remove the trees, but it may take some time to do so.

The Georgia Power website reporting more than 3,000 customers inTerrell County, Sumter County, and Shellman are without power at this time, and they are working to restore it.

 

 

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