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Surge in voltage causes some power, internet outages in Conyers

CONYERS — For a brief moment Tuesday, it seemed that 2013 was not going to come to an end peacefully.

According to a spokeswoman with Georgia Power said that voltage in some of the system’s transformers increased temporarily causing power outages along Ga. Highway 138 and in Olde Town Conyers.

Crews will be working throughout the day to correct the problem, but power was restored within a short amount of time, said Amy Fink with Georgia Power. Power outages and internet interruptions were reported throughout the city of Conyers Tuesday morning.

“Technically, they were not outages and basically, power was out for less than a minute,” Fink said.

The city of Conyers offices had some power outages early Tuesday, according to Public Relations Director Jennifer Edwards.

“We seem to be up and running now, so we had minimal interruption,” she said.

The Conyers Police Department was operating on backup generators Tuesday morning. Officer Kim Lucas said CPD officers responded to multiple alarm calls first thing Tuesday due to the intermittent power outages.

Tonya Parker, director of community affairs and innovative programs for Rockdale County, said power and Internet service was on and off throughout the morning across the county system – including the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office - but seemed to be working well by around 10 a.m.