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More than 4,000 in Columbus wake up without power after Hurricane Michael

Raw Video: Big tree takes down power lines and pole, blocks Columbus street

A large tree feel across the road in the 1600 block of 22nd Street in Columbus, knocking down power lines and snapping the power pole in half. Residents said it happened around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
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A large tree feel across the road in the 1600 block of 22nd Street in Columbus, knocking down power lines and snapping the power pole in half. Residents said it happened around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

Georgia Power is working to restore electricity to more than 4,000 customers who were without power at 8:30 a.m.

A spokesman for the utility said it would be midafternoon Thursday before Georgia Power could give a restoration time for all of those impacted by Hurricane Michael in Columbus.

The power outages were an ongoing issue starting just before 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Power outages began early evening Wednesday, with nearly 3,000 Georgia Power customers without power around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Over 4,200 Georgia Power company customers in Muscogee County were without power as a result of Hurricane Michael just after before 1 a.m. Thursday.

Those without power may have to wait awhile to have their electricity is restored. Before the storm hit, Georgia Power stated that due to safety concerns for its employees, specially the line crews, they are waiting until conditions are safe to make assessments and repairs.

Hurricane Michael hit the Florida golf coast near Panama City at mid day and by nightfall was well into Georgia.

Just before 1 a.m. Thursday the customers without power in Columbus was just over 4,200, according to the utility company’s website.

Facebook posts indicated the outages were at Airport Thruway from Veterans Parkway to Armor Road and along North Lumpkin Road and Cusseta Road. The Historic District was without power for a little over two hours before it was restored just before 9 p.m.

Harris County has about 240 people without power, while Meriwether County has only 33 without power.

Stay with us as more information becomes available.

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