Are your lights back on? Georgia Power says 99 percent restored

After several days in the dark, lights are starting to come on for those impacted by Irma.

ATLANTA - Georgia Power said on Saturday afternoon that it has restored service to almost 1 million of its customers impacted by Hurricane Irma.

But then, 11Alive reporter Kaitlyn Ross received this image via social media.

On Friday, the company said it was about 24 hours ahead of schedule in restoring service.

Georgia Power estimates that damage from Hurricane Irma could include:

  • Nearly 1,500 broken or damaged power poles
  • More than 6,000 spans of wire (or nearly 230 miles)
  • Nearly 2,400 fallen trees
  • Approximately 450 transformers damaged

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