Posted: Monday, October 1st 2012 at 2:13pm
Power restored in Sautee-Nacoochee
By Rob Moore Editor
A tree that fell on a main power line on Highway 17 just inside White County left 700 Habersham EMC customers without power Monday morning. Some 500 of those customers got power back quickly, but it took nearly three hours to get all customers back on. (Photo/Danny Otter)
SAUTEE-NACOOCHEE – Power has been restored for the roughly 700 Habersham Electric Membership Corp. customers in the Sautee-Nacoochee area of White County who lost electrical service Monday morning.
“Apparently a tree fell on the line,” HEMC spokeswoman Susan Baker said. “This was a main line and the tree burned through the wire. That was at 10:40.”
Baker said initially there were some 700 people without power. Crews were able to re-route power, getting some 500 customers back on quickly.
Power was restored to the remaining 200 customers after about three hours.
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