And we’re back: Power restored to East Rome. Earlier outage left 900 customers, main roads in the dark.

And we’re back: Power restored to East Rome. Earlier outage left 900 customers, main roads in the dark.

The area without power this morning. Georgia Power map.
The only light on Turner McCall Friday morning is from a nearby Rome Police cruiser. This scene is from Taco Bell east including Old East Rome from East 8th to East 11th. Photo courtesy of Hometown contributor Mike Nichols.

 

POWER RESTORED: Service has been restored to East Rome following an outage that occurred around 5:30 Friday morning. All clear as of 7:30 a.m. It appears the morning gusts sent a limb onto a powerline, triggering the outage.


 

PREVIOUSLY

At least 900 customers are without power Friday morning because of an outage that extends from Riverside Parkway through East Rome and Turner McCall. Georgia Power’s outage map (above) shows the area of concern. And most concerning is the morning commute on Turner McCall and Second Avenue, including nearby schools. Georgia Power lists a 7:30 a.m. repair estimate.

Area resident Mike Nichols, who contributed the above photo, says power has been out since 5:45 a.m.

We’ve scanned traffic cameras at Turner McCall and Eighth Avenue, at Riverside Parkway and at Second Avenue and Riverbend; no major delays as of 6:50 a.m. We have notes into Georgia Power regarding the cause and perhaps a better ETA on repairs.

Saint Mary’s Catholic School reports it has power this morning and no changes in the daily schedule.

From Floyd County 911:

TRAFFIC ALERT 

Numerous red lights are out in the areas of Turner McCall Boulevard, Second Avenue and Riverbend.

Please proceed with caution and treat as a 4Way Stop 🛑

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