Power outages causing traffic trouble

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ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office has made a public release addressing the issue near the downtown area involving traffic lights and deputies presence.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, “Two transformers have blown in the city limits causing power outages including traffic lights.”

As authorities continue addressing the issue and attempt to minimize additional incidents as they ask citizens to, “Please try to use alternate routes until power has been restored.”

They are not allowing any traffic on South Main, in the area of Letch Drive, completely shutting down the road in both directions.

Additionally, there are deputies at the traffic light by Dairy Queen on Highway 282 directing traffic for both Highway 282 and Old Highway 5.

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