As the winter storm and high winds continue, our outages have risen to 12,538. Pickens currently has 4358, Gilmer 3224, Lumpkin 2345, Dawson 1819, Cherokee 421, Gordon 381 and Bartow 1. Please use caution and stay off the roads if possible. We’ve had reports all across our service area of downed trees and downed power lines. Stay away from any downed power lines and always assume they are still energized. All Amicalola EMC crew members are out working as well as the contractor crews that have been brought in. The damage is widespread and all restoration work will be done just as soon as is safely possible.