Winter Storm Diego 6 a.m. Update Dec. 10, 2018

Posted: December 10, 2018

6 a.m. update 12/10/18

2724 meters experiencing outages this morning.

Most of the outages are tree related. In Mt. Airy, a tree fell on a section of line crossing the railroad tracks and a train caught the line. Two poles were broken and three others were damaged. Those poles had to be replaced and railroad personnel onsite before the new line could cross the tracks. Power was restored in the affected area overnight.

Outages by county:

Habersham = 419

Hall = 12

Lumpkin = 33

Rabun = 2133

Stephens = 22

White = 105

Avoid low-hanging and downed lines. Treat all as if energized and report immediately.

Report hazards and outages by phone – not social media as it is not monitored 24/7.