10,000 affected by Tuesday’s power outage

by Wes Mayer

Tuesday’s power outage only lasted a little more than 30 minutes, but thousands of Coweta County and Meriwether County citizens were affected. 

Around 5:20 p.m., a tree fell on a large electric power transmission line in south Coweta County at Hines Road and Fincher Road in the area of Moreland, said Coweta County Fire Captain Craig Sherrer. The line did not break, but the fire department was called to extinguish a small grass fire started by the accident.

The transmission line connected to the VC St. Newnan Utilities substation. When the substation went down, around 4,000 customers lost power, said Dennis McEntire, general manager at Newnan Utilities. The transmission line also connected to thousands of Georgia Power customers.

According to Carol Boatright, a spokeswoman with Georgia Power, 6,230 customers lost power, affecting citizens south of downtown Newnan and in Moreland and the Meriwether County town of Gay. Georgia Power technicians were able to reroute power and return electricity just before 6 p.m.

Georgia Power technicians were able to remove the tree from the power line later Tuesday evening, and the flow of electricity has returned to normal, Boatright said Wednesday.



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