UPDATE, 12:44 a.m.: According to a dispatcher at Southern Rivers Energy, power has been restored in the area.


UPDATE, 10:30 p.m.:

According to Deputy Clay Williams, the call came in shortly after 9:30 p.m.

Megan Brice of Fort Valley was traveling on Fulton Mill Road when she ran off the road and crossed over Lower Hartley Bridge Road. That’s when her Chevy Equinox struck a telephone pole and caught on fire.

No injuries were reported in the accident. All drivers are asked to avoid the area as crews work to restore power in the area.


A vehicle accident has caused a power outage on Lower Hartley Bridge Road near the Sugar Bear convenience store in Lizella.

That's according to the after hours line for Southern Rivers Energy.

Southern Rivers says a vehicle struck a telephone pole and nearly 300 people are without power.

A timeframe was not available for when the power would be restored.