Updated 5 p.m. -- About 300 still without power.
Updated -- As of about 2 p.m. today, 674 Amicalola EMC customers in 25 different areas of Pickens County were without power, according to Amicalola EMC Director of Public Relations Stacey Fields.
There was no estimate of when power to all customes would be restored, but Fields said the number of outages had decreased in the last hour.
“Trees already heavy with ice, weighted down by more snow this morning [caused the lines to go down,” Fields stated. “Outages rose steadily after 3:30 a.m until about 1 p.m. today. As we restore some areas, other areas go out.”
You can see information on outages at the Amicalola EMC webite.
Original story -- Amicalola EMC continues to have widespread, scattered power outages across our service area. Contract crews arrived yesterday in preparation for the storm; more contract crews will join us today, due to an increase in outages, now being reported across 9 counties.
Trees are heavy and leaning on lines. As power is restored to some, it is going off in other areas. The beautiful mountains we call home bring unique challenges to our line crews.
Remember to stay away from any downed power lines; always assume any downed line is still energized. Thank you for your patience as our crews continue working to restore power.
Amicalola EMC provides electricity to over 46,000 locations in Bartow, Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gordon, Lumpkin, Murray and Pickens counties in northwest Georgia.