published Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

5,500 without power in Murray County; Updated: power back

Approximately 5,500 North Georgia EMC customers have been without power in Murray County since 11:30 Monday night, EMC spokesman Jeff Rancudo said today.

The outage is related to problems with a Tennessee Valley Authority transmission line, he said.

TVA and NGEMC crews are in route to restore power to the affected customers as quickly and safely as possible, he said.

For some customers, the outage is the second time in two days.

About 600 Georgia customers suffered outages when the storm first hit Sunday night, Rancudo said, but virtually all power had been restored by 10:30 a.m. Monday.

The latest outage affects about one-twentieth of North Georgia EMC's 99,000 customers in Catoosa, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Walker and Whitfield counties.

UPDATE: Power was restored to all Murray customers by 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, Rancudo said.

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