The lights – and everything else powered by electricity – were out Dec. 3 for around 2,000 folks in North Bryan County, including students in school.
At Bryan County Middle School, classes in rooms without windows were moved into the gym, where they could have some natural light.
According to spokespeople for Georgia Power and Canoochee EMC, the outage was caused by an equipment problem in a substation. Because both electricity providers have lines in that substation, the power went out for customers of both companies.
The outage began at 7:14 a.m. and power was restored by 9:45 a.m. It affected more than 900 Georgia Power customers and as many as about 1,200 co-op customers, according to company spokespeople.