Hurricane Michael: Crisp County Power Commission

Published 9:08 am Thursday, October 18, 2018

From Crisp County Power Commission

Power has been restored to about 80% of the system grid.  Recently restored areas include the tie between North Valhalla and Scenic Route, the tie between Raines Station Rd, Lake shore Dr., and Lake Shore Way. The main line to Salt Lick and Stripling’s on Highway 300 as well as service to the TV station were restored.

Cork Ferry Rd, Antioch Rd east of Raines station should be restored tomorrow. Swift Creek will still be off tomorrow for restoration work.

Crews are also starting to restore taps off of the main lines as well as restoring services and downed lines in various locations.

 The crews have finished erecting all of the twelve 65 foot poles on Highway 300 and will have the wire finished tomorrow before moving on to repair other broken high-line poles.

 We continue to get many calls from frustrated customers with questions on why their neighbors have power and they do not.  This is very understandable.  It may be due to the way in which the circuits feed, one side of a street may feed from one line while the opposite side feeds from another line.  If one transformer or service is damaged then those customers will be out even though next door neighbors are energized.  In many cases as we have concentrated on getting main lines and large blocks of customers on we have bypassed small taps or individual customers with problems so that we can continue making major restorations.  We want to assure everyone we will come back and restore all customers but it will take time.