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UPDATE: Power restored following downtown Macon outage

Georgia Power restored electricity in downtown Macon after a power outage that happened at about 4 a.m.

Crews responding to the blackout found a switch and line on the ground next to a utility pole near Terminal Station, said Georgia Power spokesman Tal Wright.

While 500 customers were initially without electricity, crews were able to switch the current from other directions to restore service to 350 of those before 5:30 a.m., Wright said.

The remaining 150 customers had service restored by about 7:50 a.m., Wright said.

Macon police dispatchers said Third Street, New Street, Orange Street, Mulberry Street and MLK Blvd. and other areas of downtown were affected.

Wright said it appears someone bumped the pole with a car and did not stop or report the accident.

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