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Posted: Tuesday, June 12th 2012 at 10:47pm

Storms result in trees down, widespread power outages

By Rob Moore
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Orange flagging tape marks downed utility wires on Georgia Highway 17 at Dollar General in Martin. (Photo/Rob Moore)
TOCCOA – Storms Tuesday night resulted in a widespread power outage for a brief time in Stephens and Franklin counties.

“We just got a lot of trees down on power lines,” said Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley. “No damage to structures that I’ve heard about.”

“We also had some trees on cars down in the Martin area,” Shirley said, adding no injuries were reported.

In Franklin County, damage was limited to down trees and power outages.

“Franklin County had a few trees down is all that was reported to the 9-1-1 center,” said Franklin County 9-1-1 Director Jones Beasley Jr. “No structure damaged. And the best, no injuries.”

Hart EMC’s real-time outage graph shows that more than 3,700 of its customers were out of power at the peak of the storm, with that number reduced to about 83 as of 10:45 p.m.
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