AM 1470 WRGA Rome's News Talk Listen LIve
 
 

 

Power outages reported locally

September 11, 2017--7:30 p.m.

GEORGIA POWER

Power is out in the East Hermitage Road area, impacting 116 Georgia Power customers.

Households on Blarney Way, Ireland Drive, Mulligan Court, and Galway Drive are also affected.

Another 64 customers are without power on Big Texas Valley Road.

1,351 Georgia Power customers are without power outage in the Wax area.

Residents who line Wax Road, Pleasant Hope Road, Gribble Road, Abrams Road, Harmony Road and surrounding areas are impacted.  

More than 1,000 Georgia Power customers were also affected by a power outage off Kinston Highway (Highway 293) earlier this evening.

Tom Jones Road, Hall Station Road, Reynolds Bridge Road, and Hardin Bridge Road were also included in the outage area.

There are also a couple of outages in the Cedartown area.

One, affecting 64 customers in the Cason Road/Antioch Road area.

The other in the Hutto Road and Hunt Road area, affecting around 40 customers.

You can keep up with power outages by using the Georgia Power Outage Map.

Hurricane Irma continues to impact service to Georgia Power customers across the state.

The company is prepared to respond with nearly 5,500 personnel from the company, other Southern Company operating companies and assisting utilities identified and ready to restore power as quickly and safely as possible following the storm.

Damage Update – As of 5 p.m. Monday

There are approximately 900,000 Georgia Power customers currently without power – nearly 50 percent of the company’s total residential customer base.

More than 7,000 individual cases of damage or trouble (including broken poles and lines) the company is working to repair.

Damage and outages are widespread and across the state with the hurricane impacting service to customers around Savannah, Columbus, Metro Atlanta and beyond.

In Northwest Georgia, strong winds and rain will continue for the next few hours.

As of 6 p.m., around an inch of rain had been recorded at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport since 7 a.m.

In addition, winds gusts of up to 31 miles per hour had been reported.