Jackson EMC helped Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation Sunday with power restoration efforts following Saturday's stormy weather that left thousands of Georgians without power for a time. The Jefferson-based electric co-op sent 16 linemen Sunday to assist in restoring power to Blue Ridge customers.
As of noon Sunday, Blue Ridge Mountain reported 150 outages in Cherokee, Clay, Fannin, Towns, and Union counties affecting more than 5,700 members of the co-op. At its peak, Blue Ridge Mountain EMC reported around 14,000 meters throughout its five-county service area were without power.
The storms on Saturday also affected some Jackson EMC members. Approximately 1,800 members across a 10-county service area experienced an outage. Once power was restored to those members, Jackson EMC linemen were available to help Blue Ridge Mountain EMC.