Emergency Restoration Plan Deactivated as Winter Storm Fizzles Out

Jackson EMC employees geared up for a predicted winter storm that fizzled out as it moved across the Peach State, dumping mostly rain and leaving only modest snowfall accumulations in the state’s higher elevations. In Jackson EMC’s service area, up to four inches of snow was reported in Lumpkin County, but most of the region saw little to no accumulation, and only a limited number of power outages. 

As of 10 a.m., Jackson EMC made the decision to deactivate its Emergency Restoration Plan. 

“We are fortunate that the forecasts of severe winter weather never materialized,” said Tommy Parker, Director, Operations Services.  “Still, it’s important to be prepared for the worst and in this case we were ready.” 

Though Jackson EMC deactivated the ERP and released outside crews who were standing by ready to help, like always, crews remain on call to deal with any additional outages that do occur. “With the ground saturated from so much rain, and some accumulations and wind in parts of our service area, we are ready to quickly respond to any additional problems that do occur,” Parker said. “And it’s a good reminder that winter is just beginning - we could still see serious frozen precipitation before the season is over.” 

For winter storm preparation tips, and up-to-date information in event of outages, visit www.jacksonemc.com/storm.