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POSTED: February 12, 2014 2:55 p.m.

Georgia’s electric cooperatives and Georgia Power are reporting widespread outages in north and central Georgia.

The cooperatives report more than 60,000 customers without power as a result of snow and sleet.

At the moment, however, there are no outages in the Coastal Electric Cooperative service territory, which includes portions of Bryan and Liberty counties, according to Mark Bolton, the utilities vice president for communications.

Georgia Power's outage map (outagemap.georgiapower.com) reports spotty outages around Savannah that affect fewer than 200 people. It has no outages listed in Bryan or Liberty.

The co-ops began activating disaster response plans on Monday and have been on stand-by to respond quickly to outages.

The winter mix, combined with freezing temperatures, is causing trees to fall, breaking power lines and power poles. So far, outages are widespread and range from the west side of the state and stretch to the east.

Damage assessment and restoration efforts have begun and crews are dispatched to begin repairs.

Crews that have been called into the area to assist restoring power include a five-man crew from Coastal Electric, who left Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. enroute to Carroll EMC in north Georgia, Bolton said.

 

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