Power Restoration Update for Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 9:00am

We are currently at 10,208 consumers without power, this is down from a high of approx. 38,000.  All our circuits coming out of substations have been restored, which is a big accomplishment, but there are 505 separate locations with power outages.  So far, we have found 62 broken poles, but we expect that number to keep rising.

Out of the approx. 10,000 still without power, our estimate is that around 60% of these locations will be restored within the next 24 hours. The balance of the areas will be restored during the following 24-48 hours.  This estimated timeline puts restoration for some areas into Tuesday and possibly Wednesday on the hardest hit places.  More information on the timeline will be given as soon as it becomes available.

It is important to remember, this is just an estimate. There are many unforeseen things that can happen during power restoration work, that can cause a delay.  It is also important to remember that in many areas, these crews are having to cut and remove downed trees, before they can access the area and begin the restoration work.

Here is a listing of the general area crews are currently working in.

County and General Area of Work
Bartow/Cherokee Hwy. 20 / Stamp Creek Road
Cherokee Lake Arrowhead
Cherokee Clayton
Cherokee Reinhardt College Parkway
Dawson/Pickens Yellow Creek
Pickens Bent Tree
Pickens / Gordon West Pickens
Pickens Jasper area
Pickens / Gilmer Roundtop / Old Hwy. 5
Pickens Kent’s Store / Yellow Creek
Cherokee Waleska / Sam Nelson / Rampley Trail
Pickens Talking Rock

County and General Area of Work
Gilmer Blue Ridge Hwy.
Gilmer Hwy. 52 E
Gilmer Roy Road
Gilmer River Lane / Yukon
Gilmer Pleasant Gap
Gilmer Goose Island – 515
Gilmer Gunstock Rd.
Gilmer Floating
Gilmer Rock Creek
Gilmer Big Creek
Gilmer Big Buck
Gilmer Double Knob / Then Tower Road
Gilmer Damage Assessment – Pleasant Hill

County and General Area of Work
Lumpkin Copper Mines
Lumpkin Pumpkin Farm / New Hope / Monument
Lumpkin Auraria Road
Lumpkin Wesley Lee Road
Dawson Mill Creek
Lumpkin Floating
Dawson Hwy. 53 – Atlanta Motorsports
Lumpkin Tobacco Pouch Creek

Please remember to stay away from any downed power outages.


Posted on November 1, 2020

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