Residents in and around the Ebenezer area and in the northern part of Rincon will experience planned power outages over the next few days as Georgia Power upgrades its distribution in that area.
Power could be out for up to eight hours today beginning at 9 a.m. for residents on Long Bridge Road from Highway 275 to Wylly Road and for all residents on Wylly and High Bluff roads. A planned outage will start Wednesday at 9 a.m. for residents on Rincon-Stillwell Road, from Highway 275 to Fort Howard Road, on Fort Howard Road from Rincon-Stillwell Road to the railroad tracks.
On Sunday, the outage will begin at 9 a.m. for residents along Highway 275 from Long Bridge Road to Mill Pond Road. That outage will include the schools.
The planned outage for April 29 will be for 4th Street from the railroad tracks to Lexington Avenue, including Hickory Knob.
Planned outages in May are for Lexington Avenue, beginning at 9 a.m. on May 4, and for 4th Street from Lexington Avenue to Highway 21, beginning at 8 p.m. The nighttime outage could last up to four hours while the daytime outage may be as long as eight hours.
On outage on May 6 will start at 9 a.m. and could last for 12 hours. That outage will affect Highway 21 from 8th Street to Highway 275 and Highway 275 from Highway 21 to Mill Pond Road.
Georgia Power is upgrading its system and existing customers should experience a higher quality of service. It also will allow for the addition of new customers in the future, according to Georgia Power officials.