13
February
2014
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03:33 PM
America/New_York

Jackson EMC releasing extra contractors brought in to assist with winter storm

(Jefferson, Ga., February 13, 2014) Based on the National Weather Service forecast that the cooperative’s service area is no longer under the threat of freezing rain, and the low number of outages experienced during this week’s winter storm, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is releasing the contractor crews brought in to assist with power restoration so that they can assist other electric cooperative south and east of Atlanta that have been hard hit by the storm.

As of 8:00 a.m. today, Georgia’s electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) are reporting approximately 124,000 customers without power as a result of snow and sleet blanketing much of north and central Georgia. More than 220 additional crews from unaffected areas in Georgia and from at least 7 other states are helping EMCs restore power.