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UPDATE: Still no power after Hurricane Michael? Some might have to wait little longer

Bibb deputies clear tree from road with SWAT team vehicle

Members of the Bibb County Sheriff's SWAT team used their Bearcat vehicle to pull a large tree from Wimbledon Circle Thursday morning after Hurricane Michael swept through Middle Georgia.
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Members of the Bibb County Sheriff's SWAT team used their Bearcat vehicle to pull a large tree from Wimbledon Circle Thursday morning after Hurricane Michael swept through Middle Georgia.

More than a quarter million Georgia Power customers have had electricity restored since Hurricane Michael, but others could wait for days.

After Thursday morning’s light allowed crews to assess damage, the utility company has 4,800 people working to restore service, according to a news release.

Despite those efforts, some people in Macon and Middle Georgia could be waiting until 10 p.m. Saturday for repairs to be made. This is a day earlier than previously announced.

Georgia Power issued a timetable for service to be restored in Georgia.

Crews are expected to have lines up and running in the Americus area by 10 p.m. Saturday, in Albany by 8 p.m. Monday, Columbus and west Georgia by 8 p.m. Friday, Bainbridge by 8 p.m. Tuesday, by midnight Friday in Augusta, and service in Savannah and coastal areas was expected to be restored by 6 p.m. Friday. In many areas, power crews had to wait for down trees to be removed and roads to be cleared before beginning work.

“Georgia Power is working with Georgia Emergency Management Agency and local governments to open up access to allow our crews to begin restoration efforts in the hardest hit areas,” the utility company said in a news release.

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