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Power expected to be restored by noon after Thursday storm

Posted: October 14, 2011 - 9:46am

Some area residents are still without power today after a storm swept through the region Thursday afternoon.

The majority of the homes without power are in Columbia County.

Georgia Power Spokesman Mark Williams said crews are working to restore power to more than 200 residences in Evans.

At 9 a.m. there were still 78 outages in Thomson and 68 in Augusta.

Williams said he hopes power will be restored by lunchtime.

In Aiken County, South Carolina Electric and Gas is only reporting two outages.

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