Outage Update – Monday, May 27, 2024 2:00 PM

We have found several broken poles and downed trees on power lines all over Pickens, Gilmer, northern Cherokee and west Dawson. The Nelson/Tate area was hit hard. Blue Ridge Ave in Nelson has a lot of damage and potentially several broken poles. Hwy 53 around Philadelphia Rd in Jasper has multiple trees on power lines. Crews are working in these areas now. We have found multiple broken cross arms in the Jerusalem area towards Ryo, but are still accessing damage in this area.

In Gilmer County Roberts Ridge Rd has multiple trees on power lines that our right of way crews have worked to remove. Line crews will be repairing those as soon as is safely possible.

In Dawson County there is a broken 3 phase pole on Hwy 183 west of Afton Rd along with a broken single phase pole. Power lines are also down at Fausett Lake and Sassafras Mtn.

A total of 143 outages are affecting 5,542 members.

Along with our Amicalola EMC and Pike crews, we have outside crews on the way from Washington EMC, Pike, Cobb EMC, Snapping Shoals EMC, Middle Georgia EMC, Central Georgia EMC and North Georgia EMC.

Thank you all for your patience as these crews work hard to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.

Posted on May 27, 2024

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