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UPDATE: Traffic lights go out and other businesses affected by power outage

Traffic lights go out, other businesses affected by power outage

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

All powers were restored by 10:30 Sunday morning, according to Columbus police.

Lt. Walton with Columbus Fire told News Leader Nine officers started receiving a few calls around 8:30 Sunday morning.

Lt. Walton says power surges seemed to have caused power outage in the Macon Road area, the University Road area and all the way to Manchester and Veterans area as well. 

He also explained it should take about another hour to get the power back.

As of 9:20 a.m. traffic lights, street lights as well as a few local businesses in the areas are out of power.

Lt. Walton said police officers were out in major intersections to help guide drivers and to keep traffic under control.

Lt. Walton said he is not sure if the weather or strong winds might have caused power surge because he says multiple factors can cause power outages.
Authorities say Georgia Power is looking into the exact of this morning's power outage.

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