Power knocked out Tuesday night
The city of Cairo and Grady County were plunged into darkness for about half an hour Tuesday night.
A transmission line that is part of Georgia’s power grid or “Integrated Transmission System” was compromised when a large pine tree fell on Old 84 shortly before 7:30 p.m.
According to Rod Prince, energy services director for the City of Cairo, the tree knocked out power between the Thomasville transmission substation and the South Bainbridge substation. After making modifications, power was finally restored around 8 p.m.
The power grid is operated by Georgia Transmission, Georgia Power, MEAG Power and Dalton Utilities and covers 17,500 miles of the state’s 18,500 miles of transmission lines. The City of Cairo and Grady EMC receive their power supply from the power grid, according to Prince.