Update – Power has been restored to Piedmont Hospital.
Georgia Power has issued a statement regarding the recent outages:
Over the last 24 hours, we have been working on underground network issues impacting service in the medical district in Augusta. Working closely with several large customers, we have been able to make repairs and reroute service quickly and minimizing service interruption. Even with this effort, a small number of customers have experienced service interruption during equipment isolation and replacement efforts – we appreciate their patience and apologize for the inconvenience. We continue to work safely and as quickly as possible to address any outages in the Augusta medical district and we anticipate that all current outage restoration will be complete by noon today, Monday, August 7. Additional system enhancement efforts will be concluded later this evening.Georgia Power
(CSRA) – OBGYN Partners of Augusta is notifying patients that both offices will be closed today due to power outages.
The downtown location does not power or phone service.
They are advising the following for their pregnant patients:
If patient is 20 weeks pregnant or greater with pregnancy concerns they can report to the L&D triage floor at Piedmont Hospital. Patients with GYN concerns can send a MyChart message and we will reach back out to them as soon as we can. We will reach out to patients tomorrow to reschedule patients.OBGYN Partners of Augusta
A Georgia Power representative tells NewsChannel 6 that they are at the Evans location investigating the cause.
A representative from Piedmont Hospital tells us they are also experiencing an isolated power outage.
They issued the following statement:
We are experiencing an isolated power outage. Patient care equipment is not affected, however, elective surgeries and some outpatient procedures are being rescheduled as a precautionary measure. Georgia Power is working to rectify the situation as soon as possible.Piedmont Hospital Augusta
Check out the Georgia Power outage map, by clicking here.
This is a developing story.