Downed trees keep first responders busy
By Linda Green

A crew works to clear a tree from the intersection of Langham Street and Hillcrest Dr. during the storm on Monday, Sept. 11.
Trees falling from heavy winds had local first responders busy this morning checking on calls about limbs on power lines and trees across the roadways.
Jefferson Energy Cooperative has reported outages within its 11-county service territory in the CSRA. High winds caused by the current storm has currently affected 2,670 customers in Burke, Columbia, Emanuel Glascock, Jefferson, Johnson, McDuffie, Warren and Washington counties.
According to Steve Chalker, Jefferson Energy spokesperson, as Hurricane Irma passes through the area bringing high winds, outages are likely to continue. Line crews are currently working to restore power in the affected areas. Additional crews will be called as needed. Customer Service personnel are presently working to handle the influx of additional calls, he said.
Jefferson Energy Cooperative Customers should report outages and downed power lines by calling 1-877-JEFFERSON.
Georgia Power customers should report outages or downed power lines by calling 1-888-891-0938.





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