NEW MARKET – AEC released line crews Saturday, Dec. 9 to assist in power restoration efforts in Georgia.
Utilities began requesting assistance after winter storms moved through the area Friday, Dec. 8, causing thousands of outages.
AEC crews will work in Habersham EMC’s service area in Clarkesville, Georgia (Northeast Georgia). The Georgia utility serves about 33,000 members and reported 16,991 outages as of 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. AEC crews arrived in Georgia late Saturday afternoon and were expected to work through early this week to restore all power. Six linemen and three bucket trucks responded from AEC.