Power outage in north Macon attributed to equipment failure

Nearly 1,000 Georgia Power customers lost electricity in north Macon early Friday in what the company is calling an equipment failure.

While some people were out for a matter of minutes, others were without electricity for about three hours following the 6:15 a.m. outage, said Georgia Power spokeswoman Carol Boatright.

At the height of the blackout, 988 customers were affected.

Company spokesman Mike Williams originally said a downed wire was to blame for the outage near Wesleyan Drive, but crews determined no lines were on the ground, Boatright said.