Dalton Utilities experienced a very high number of service interruptions caused by the severe storm that passed through this afternoon. The bulk of the outages have been restored.
All substations are back in operation. Remaining outages are scattered and due to downed trees/limbs. We currently estimate that as many as 1500 customers are still without power. Our crews are on the job working to restore service.
We are also responding to multiple natural gas leaks resulting from fallen trees. A gas leak on Monte Vista, caused by a falling tree, resulted in approximately 12 homes being evacuated. Crews are currently repairing the gas line.