Cleanup continues for the Feb. 16-17 ice storm that knocked down trees and power lines across Northeast Georgia in what some officials called the worst ice storm in memory.
In Commerce, an estimated 1,600 residences lost power, and others suffered intermittent losses.
The city’s Electric Department, assisted by, a crew from Griffin and another from Marietta, replaced eight poles that were destroyed, replaced two transformers and replaced circuits on hardware for more than 30 services. They also assisted the Public Works Department in removing trees from power lines and repairing or replacing downed lines.
City crews worked a 24-hour shift the first night, city manager Pete Pyrzenski said, an 18-hour shift the next day and 12-hour shifts after that until all customers had power, which occurred on Thursday.
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