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Power back on after transformer fails
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After a Georgia Power transformer failed on Thursday morning, 14,852 Liberty County residents and businesses (including Fort Stewart) were without power for the majority of the morning.
"We don't know what the cause is yet," Georgia Power spokesman Jeff Wilson said.
The failed transformer was in a substation between the residential streets of Pineview Court and Saunders. It kicked power off all around Hinesville at 10:30 a.m.
Georgia Power crews worked throughout the morning to restore power to the city and was able to do so in waves; according to Wilson, the number of people without power decreased to 4,000 by 12:30 p.m. Full power was restored to Fort Stewart a little after noon.
Around lunchtime, Wilson predicted that full power would be restored by 1:30 and he was dead on as electricity was flowing to the entire city at 1:32 p.m.
Wilson said it will take a few days to figure out the exact cause of the outage as Georgia Power will conduct an investigation on the transformer that failed.

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