Severe damage to power lines makes hard work for linemen

Electricity being restored after Saturday blizzard. (NTV News)

Power crews continued to work on lines near Alda on Sunday, with even more damage nearby.

Southern Power District tells NTV out of about 25,000 meters, an estimated 5,700 were out of service at its peak during the storm, and out of the seven counties they serve, the majority of major issues were in Hall, Hamilton, Merrick and Adams counties.

"This was definitely a sizeable event for our customers and we are hoping to get the majority of those customers restored by the end of the day today," said Southern Power District's Public Relations Manager LeAnne Doose. "We're going to have to see what conditions arise as the day wears on but we are able to work quickly and we are able to see some great results today."

Power crews focused on working on smaller pockets of customers on Sunday.

Southern Power says if you see a line down, always assume it's live, avoid it at all costs and call the power company to report it so it can be blocked and barricaded.

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