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Tree limb cause of Sunday power outage
Georgia Power: 'Nothing to do with the hurricane'
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A power outage Sunday that affected area businesses as well as traffic lights was caused by a tree limb, said Georgia Power area manager Matt Sawhill.

"It had nothing to do with the hurricane," he said Tuesday. "A limb fell on a line near one of our substations and caused a lockdown."

Linemen had to check breakers in the area to repair the issue, which affected Brannen Street, North Main Street, Northside Drive and Parrish Street areas, he said.

The outage occurred around 4:45 p.m. and within an hour, only 1,000 customers were still without power, he said. The issue was resolved by 7 p.m.

Sawhill said Statesboro is one of the areas that will soon see improvements, some repairs being done by computer. The local upgrades will be performed over the next year, he said.

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