11,500 Ga. homes and business still without power

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AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain

Power crews assemble at a grocery store that was close due to the power outages caused by an ice storm this week Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Evans, Ga. Nearly a million homes and businesses in Georgia lost power after a storm blanketed the region with snow and ice, but most had power restored by Friday morning. Georgia utility companies said a total of 989,400 customers lost power in the wake of this week's storm. About 175,000 customers were still without service Friday morning.

ATLANTA (AP) — About 11,500 homes and businesses in Georgia were still without power Monday as a result of last week's winter storm that dumped snow and ice on the north and central parts of the state.

Georgia Power reported that 900 of its customers were still without power by midday. A spokesman for the utility said most of those required repairs by an electrician before power could be restored.

The state's electric membership cooperatives, or EMCs, reported that 10,600 of their customers were without power Monday.

Nearly a million homes and businesses lost power, a large number of them in the hard-hit area of eastern Georgia, around Augusta.



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