Metter residents could be without power through Saturday - KCTV5

Metter residents could be without power through Saturday

Posted: Updated:
METTER, GA (WTOC) -

We are learning now that it could be a few more days before crews with the local power company in Candler County will be able to restore everyone's power.

Marie Ashmore has been sitting in the dark in more ways than more.

"Couldn't have coffee this morning. I can't cook, I can't really do anything. I can't really get any work done," she said.

She lost power Wednesday afternoon, but when she tried to call Excelsior EMC, the local power company, she couldn't get through.

"In fact, that's why I went to Metter," she said.  "I couldn't get an answer on the phone. You can't get anyone on the phone. So I said ‘I'm just going to drive up to the office and ask them.'"

Ashmore, and about 4,000 other Excelsior customers may be without power for another two days. Excelsior's general manager said they've called in at least 13 extra crews to handle the volume.

But for customers like Ashmore, whose house is at 46 degrees and lacking hot water, two days may be too long.

"It means I'm miserable," she said. "I've got to do something otherwise. I've got to take a shower, I've got to find somewhere else to go."

Excelsior serves about 22,000 customers across portions of 8 counties, and at one point yesterday they had well over 5 thousand meters out.

Copyright 2014 WTOC. All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • STORMTRACK5

    Wintry mix to continue through early Tuesday afternoon

    Wintry mix to continue through early Tuesday afternoon

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 10:48 AM EST2018-02-20 15:48:17 GMT

    An Ice Storm Warning has been issued for Kansas City and surrounding counties as freezing rain moves through the area.

    More >

    An Ice Storm Warning has been issued for Kansas City and surrounding counties as freezing rain moves through the area.

    More >
  • Olathe police investigating attempted homicide

    Olathe police investigating attempted homicide

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:10 AM EST2018-02-20 12:10:11 GMT
    Officers responded to the 1700 block of North Lennox Street at around 7:06 p.m. on Monday evening. (KCTV5)Officers responded to the 1700 block of North Lennox Street at around 7:06 p.m. on Monday evening. (KCTV5)

    Police in Olathe are investigating what they're calling an attempted homicide.  Officers reported to the 1700 block of North Lennox Street at around 7:06 p.m. on Monday evening.  Investigators discovered an adult female and three juveniles inside the home requiring medical attention.  The woman told police the juveniles "ingested a substance meant to harm them." They were transported to the hospital in serious condition.  Police are looking for tips t...

    More >

    Police in Olathe are investigating what they're calling an attempted homicide.  Officers reported to the 1700 block of North Lennox Street at around 7:06 p.m. on Monday evening.  Investigators discovered an adult female and three juveniles inside the home requiring medical attention.  The woman told police the juveniles "ingested a substance meant to harm them." They were transported to the hospital in serious condition.  Police are looking for tips t...

    More >
  • Police: Uber Eats driver charged with killing customer

    Police: Uber Eats driver charged with killing customer

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 5:10 AM EST2018-02-20 10:10:34 GMT
    Robert Bivines (Source: CBS46)Robert Bivines (Source: CBS46)

    Police say an Atlanta food delivery driver accused of fatally shooting a customer is in custody. 

    More >

    Police say an Atlanta food delivery driver accused of fatally shooting a customer is in custody. 

    More >
Powered by Frankly
KCTV 5 News

Online Public File:
KCTV  KSMO

Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, KCTV; Kansas City, MO. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.