Ice storm downs trees, leaves many homes without power
By Linda Green

Phillip Kendrick, left, and Nick Climons remove a tree from the edge of Hendricks Street as a City of Thomson work crew cleans up after the ice storm on Friday morning. Photo by Wayne Parham.

Winter Storm Pax came through McDuffie County with a vengeance.
The heavy sleet and snow overloaded branches that came down on top of power lines when the storm hit late Tuesday, Feb. 11. Electrical service for almost 85 percent of the county was interrupted. At the stormís peak, 28,000 customers of Jefferson Energy Cooperative lost power across the CSRA.
JEC crews, along with 26 additional crews from other areas, worked diligently to restore power for more than five days. As of Feb. 18, more than 1,760 customers across the CSRA were still without power. In McDuffie County, 6,195 customers with Georgia Power lost power and as of Feb. 18, less than five were still without power.
McDuffie County Fire and Thomson Fire responded to calls of trees falling on power lines, downed power lines, sparking transformers and regular first responder emergency calls.

To read more on this story, see the Thurs., Feb. 20, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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