AEMC reports storm outages
Amicalola EMC reported 19 outages affecting 2,329 customers in Gilmer and Fannin counties as a result of Monday evening’s thunderstorms.
The largest outage was for the circuit feeding Highway 515 north of Ellijay into Fannin. Other outages were scattered countywide, including Turniptown Road, Big Creek, Roy Road, Tickanetley, Diamond Lure, Burnt Mountain Road, Bodie Road, Luke Quarles Lane, Old Bennett Road, Boardtown Road, Little Rock Creek and the Old Flat Branch/Flagpole Road areas.
In Pickens, three outages affected 120 meters in the Bent Tree and Old Burnt Mountain Road areas. Most of the outages were caused by trees and limbs being blown down onto power lines, with the others being caused by lightning, the utility company reported.