Some without power this morning

Firefighters from Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue work at a home damaged at 4080 Old Petersburg Road, where the children of Petula Fluellen look at the damage caused by a tree that fell when they were inside the house on Thursday.



Some area residents are still without power today after a storm swept through the region Thursday afternoon.

The majority of the homes without power are in Columbia County.

Louisville Road is temporarily being closed from Columbia Road to Natures Way so that Georgia Power crews can work on the lines and poles that are down in that area, according to emergency officials



Georgia Power Spokesman Mark Williams said crews are working to restore power to more than 200 residences in Evans.

At 9 a.m. there were still 78 outages in Thomson and 68 in Augusta.

Williams said he hopes power will be restored by lunchtime.

In Aiken County, South Carolina Electric and Gas is only reporting two outages.




Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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