Power outage in Evans

August 9, 2007

EVANS, Ga.---Some people in Evans were without power Thursday during a time when the heat index was 110, and some key traffic signals were out.

A transformer behind Kroger in Evans blew, causing power outages in the nearby area, including the Evans government complex. Georgia Power officials tell Emergency Services Director Pam Tucker that a bird somehow got into the switch.

Traffic signals were out at Evans to Lock at Belair Road; Washington Road at Belair Road; Washington Road at Old Evans Road; and Washington Road at Ronald Reagan Drive.

The Emergency Operations Center was operating on its emergency generator during the outage.

As of 1:25 pm, power has been restored.

Columbia County residents who have no air conditioning can always go to one of the county's cooling centers. If you have no way to get there yourself, call 3-1-1 and a county van will come pick you up.

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