Out-of-state crews have been called in to help Georgia Power restore electricity for some 87,000 customers that are still without power after last night's severe storms, according to a Georgia Power spokeswoman.
Carol Boatright said 17,000 customers are still without power in the east region, which includes the Augusta, Thomson, Evans and Waynesboro areas. Since it's unknown when crews from other states will arrive to help, Boatright said it was difficult to estimate how long it would take to restore power.
She said all Georgia Power crews have been working since early Tuesday morning, and they'll be joined by crews from Mississippi Power, Gulf Power, Duke Power, Louisiana Power, and companies from Missouri and Tennessee.
Boatright said some areas still without power in Augusta as of 4 p.m. included River Ridge Drive, Eisenhower Court, Wrightsboro Road from the 2000-3000 blocks, Sand Hill and Royal Street.