57,000 remain without power after snow

ATLANTA (AP) - Utility providers say 57,000 Georgia households remain without power, after a Sunday snow storm blanketed the region.

Georgia Power spokeswoman Carol Boatright says 28,000 customers remain without power early today, all but a thousand of them in the Athens area. The remainder are in metro Atlanta.

Georgia Electric Membership Corporation reports 29,000 customers are without power, down from 34,000 at sun up. Some 16,000 customers were affected by damage to a transmission line and two substations in Jackson and Madison counties.

Officials say the power loss was caused by snow weighing down limbs and knocking them onto power lines.

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  • by jamie Location: columbus ga phenix city al area on Mar 2, 2009 at 08:40 PM
    The snow and snow storm pushed all the way down from tennessee into north and central alabama birmingham saw the snow first and then it pushed south into montgomery alabama thats in central alabama and from montgomery alabama it pushed straight over into central alabama into the phenix city alabama and columbus georgia area where we were pounded with snow phenix city saw about 2 to 3 inches of snow on the ground while columbus georgia right across the river from phenix city alabama saw 5 to 6 inches of snow on the ground it was a mess all the way from birmingham alabama south to montgomery alabama and from montgomery alabama straight over to phenix city alabama and columbus georgia and in columbus georgia on warm springs road the whole road was covered in snow so bad you could not even see the yellow and white lines in the road also there were reports of people losing control of there cars and sliding on the snow because the snow was falling so fast and heavy covering the roads in snow.
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