Crews restoring power across Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Progress is being made to restore electric power that was lost when powerful storms moved through Georgia.

Georgia Power and Georgia Electric Membership Corporation say crews are at work getting the power back on for the thousands of customers whose homes went dark during the storms that moved through the state Monday night and Tuesday.

Georgia Power spokeswoman Carol Boatright says that as of 6 a.m., there are still more than 33,000 customers without power around the state, including more than 12,000 in Metro Atlanta. She says hundreds of crews have arrived from other states to help out.

EMC spokeswoman Terri Statham says about 57,000 of the group's customers were without electricity early this morning, with about 10,000 in metro Atlanta.

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