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Power outages across South GA

So far, thousands of homes and businesses are without electricity as a result of Irma. (Source: WALB) So far, thousands of homes and businesses are without electricity as a result of Irma. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

So far, thousands of homes and businesses are without electricity as a result of Irma.

Nearly 300,000 customers across Georgia are without power after Irma crossed over into the state overnight, bringing high winds and rain.

There are 2,700 outages as of 10:45 a.m.

Georgia Power spokeswoman Holly Crawford said Monday the areas with the most outages are Glynn and Chatham counties. She says the utility company has about 3,400 employees on standby to respond.

Nearly 4.5 million homes and businesses across Florida have lost power as Hurricane Irma moves over the state.

And utility officials say it will take weeks to restore electricity to everyone. Farther north, more than 100,000 are in the dark in Georgia.

Click HERE for Georgia Power's outage map of the state.

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