Macon storm wipes out power to 2,300

lfabian@macon.comMay 27, 2014 

Georgia Power crews work to repair lines Tuesday morning along Riverside Drive. Strong thunderstorm winds toppled trees Monday evening leaving up to 2,300 people without power in Macon.


As strong thunderstorm winds blew into Macon at about 6 p.m. Monday, 2,300 Georgia Power customers lost electricity.

“Looks like most of them were trees down on power lines,” said Amy Fink, a Georgia Power spokeswoman.

About 150 Georgia Power customers in Macon remained without electricity Tuesday morning, but only about a dozen were still without power as of noon Tuesday.

Most of the disruption in service happened in the Riverside Drive and Ingleside area of Macon.

A large tree came down on utility lines Monday night on Riverside near Corbin Avenue.

“These are not extensive outages,” Fink said.

All service is expected to be restored by the end of Tuesday.

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