Georgia Power restores service to 99 percent of affected customers

Georgia Power completed outage restoration to 99 percent of affected customers throughout the state following one of the most severe ice and snowstorms to reach the state in the last decade.

In the Metro Atlanta area, nearly all customers have had service restored and, in the storm-battered Augusta area, less than 900 customers remained without service as of February 16. One of the hardest hit parts of the Peach State, Augusta and surrounding communities saw more than 200,000 outages over the course of the storm.

The severe weather, which began impacting service to Georgia Power customers around 12:15 a.m. February 12, caused about 701,000 statewide outages over the multi-day duration of the storm.

At the height of restoration efforts, the company had a total of 8,000 employees, contractors and personnel on loan from other utilities spread across the state working 24 hours a day to restore power for customers.                                       

As of 8:30 a.m. February 16, about 300 active outages remained statewide. Personnel will remain in the field until all customers that can take service are back online.

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