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Power companies working on outages; Dawson County officials warn caution in winter weather
Winter storm watch 2022
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Northeast Georgia, including Dawson County. The watch, which begins Saturday evening, calls for 2-5 inches of snow and up to a quarter inch of ice.

Power companies are working on fixing outages in Dawson County due to winter weather on January 16, and local officials are reminding residents to remain cautious and stay tuned to social media pages with updates. 

“We have not received reports of closed roads, however, there are impassable roads on the north end of the county and snow/black ice elsewhere,” the Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services page wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday morning. 

The post reminded local residents to contact their power company, and not to call 911, to report power outages, unless the power outage is causing a life-threatening situation such as medical equipment that can’t operate without power. 

“Do not hesitate to call 911 if there is a natural or propane gas leak,” the post said. 

To report power outages, call your power company at their number listed below. 

  • Amicalola EMC Outage Line - 706-253-0359 OR 706-276-0359 OR 706-864-0359.
  • Sawnee EMC Outage Line - 770-887-2363
  • Georgia Power Outage Line - 1-800-743-5002

“Please keep in mind our social media pages are not being monitored 24/7 by personnel and should not be used to report any type of issue requiring police, fire, or medical response,” the post added.  “Our non-emergency number is 706-344-3636.”