Jackson EMC restores power lost to storms

The Jefferson-based Jackson EMC says it sent 16 electrical workers to Blue Ridge after weekend storms: they worked to restore electricity in Fannin County.

From Jackson EMC…

Jackson EMC is assisting Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation with power restoration efforts in northeast Georgia, where heavy rain, strong winds and severe thunderstorms on Saturday resulted in widespread power outages for members. Jackson EMC sent 16 linemen earlier today to assist with the restoration efforts.

As of noon Sunday, Blue Ridge Mountain EMC reported 150 outages in Cherokee, Clay, Fannin, Towns and Union counties affecting more than 5,700 members of the co-op. At its peak, Blue Ridge Mountain EMC reported around 14,000 meters throughout its five-county service area were without power.

The storms on Saturday also affected some Jackson EMC members. Approximately 1,800 members across a 10-county service area experienced an outage. Once power was restored to those members, Jackson EMC linemen were available to help Blue Ridge Mountain EMC with its power restoration efforts.

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