High winds bring widespread power outages

We experienced high winds across our service area last night, Tuesday, Feb 19. With the ground already saturated, the high winds have brought down many trees. In addition, many trees have snapped, bringing down power lines with them. Currently, crews are reporting many broken poles as well. At the present time, we have 141 separate outages, for a total of 2981 members out, primarily in Gilmer and Pickens counties.

Four additional contractor line crews have arrived to assist in power restoration. This is in addition to all Amicalola EMC line and right of way crews. We’ve requested more crews and are awaiting their arrival.

We remind you that the current outage map may be viewed from our website, www.amicalolaemc.com and from our mobile app. To report an outage, please call 706-253-0359, 706-276-0359 or 706-864-0359. We also remind you that while we post information from time to time on our social media sites, they are not manned 24 hours a day and the effective way to get an outage reported is by using the numbers above to call our automated outage system.

We ask that you stay away from any downed power lines. Stay clear to stay safe! We ask for your patience as we work to restore power to our service area. We also ask for your prayers for the safety of our employees, those who have arrived to assist us and for our members who are affected by this outage.



Posted on February 20, 2019

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