Power coming back quickly in Clayton County

JONESBORO — The lights are quickly coming back on in Clayton County, according to a Georgia Power outage map.

Over about two-and-a-half hours Thursday, from about 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m., the number of the company’s customers who did not have power dropped from more than 26,000 to 10,309. Among the places that got power back was the Pointe South area, where nearly 6,000 customers had been electricity since Wednesday.

Riverdale has seen a lot of progress with only 557 customers currently waiting to get their power back in the 30274 zip code. There are 2,943 customers in the neighboring 30296 zip code who are still waiting to get their power back. There are 4,615 customers without power in the Jonesboro area.

Other areas where customers are still waiting for power include 587 in Forest Park, 277 in Lovejoy and Hampton, 204 in Morrow and Lake City, 18 in Rex and 13 in Ellenwood.