Tybee mayor reports power is back on

Tybee mayor reports power is back on
Crews are out working to restore power on Tybee. Until then, treat the intersections as four-way stops. (Source: WTOC)

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WTOC) - Thousands woke up without power Wednesday morning in and around Tybee Island.

According to the Georgia Power outage map, a total of 4,199 customers were affected.

Tybee Mayor Shirley Sessions posted on Facebook Wednesday morning that power was back on to the island.

Thank you Georgia Power! Power on again on Tybee! Let me know if your power is not on yet!

Posted by Shirley Sessions on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Chatham County Police are asking for drivers heading to and from Tybee Island to expect traffic delays on Highway 80 over the next 12-24 hours. They say that traffic will need to be stopped and/or reduced to one lane while repairs are made. Mayor Shirley Sessions says that only the westbound lane of Highway 80 could see temporary delays as crews work on installing new poles. Georgia Power says they don’t believe traffic will be bad and will do their best to keep it moving.

Georgia Power tells us the outage is from some construction equipment hitting several power poles. They say it could be an extended outage because they are having to replace the damaged poles.

***UPDATE: Power has been restored to the island. *** Good morning everyone, We are aware of an island-wide power...

Posted by Tybee Island Police Department on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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