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Tens of thousands without power in Central Georgia

Tens of thousands without power in Central Georgia

Tens of thousands of people are without power in Central Georgia this morning.

About 10,000 people are without power in Bibb County, 10,000 people in Baldwin County and more than 500 in Jones County, according to Georgia Power's map alone.

More than 11,000 of Washington EMC's 15,000 customers don't have power due to blown transformers and downed trees. Washington EMC services Washington, Johnson, Hancock, Baldwin, Warren, Laurens, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, and Wilkinson counties.

OFTC closed Thursday 2/13 due to weather

Due to continued inclement weather, ALL campuses of OFTC (including off site locations) will be CLOSED on Thursday, 2/13/14. OFTC will reopen on Friday, 2/14/14, at its normal operating schedule.

Thursday school closings

Thursday school closings

Public

Baldwin County closed Thursday

Bleckley County closed Thursday

Dublin City Schools closed Thursday.

Houston County closed Thursday

Ice storm brings power outages

Ice storm brings power outages

Georgia utility companies say more than 177,000 customers were without power as ice coated trees brought branches and power lines down.

Georgia Power reported that more than 104,000 customers were without power shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday.

More than 71,000 of them were in metro Atlanta. Another 29,000 customers were in eastern Georgia; and 1,340 were without power in parts of west Georgia.

Icy pine trees in Eatonton

Suzanne Lawler explains how ice affects pine trees.

Icy conditions cause accidents in Putnam County

Icy conditions cause accidents in Putnam County

Sheriff Howard Sills said his office has already responded to five accidents within an hour Wednesday morning due to icy road conditions.

The sheriff's office typically responds to one or two accidents in a day, "and it's only going to get worse," Sills told 13WMAZ. "It's a mix of ice and rain and it's coming down with a vengeance," he added.

All of the accidents thus far have been minor and no injuries have been reported, Sills said.

Wednesday government and business closings

Wednesday government and business closings

The following list contains current government and major business closings in central Georgia. This list will continually be updated with closings as we hear of them.

Governments:

Baldwin County courthouse and government offices closed Wednesday

Cochran closed Wednesday and Thursday. Tuesday night city council meeting canceled