UPDATE: According to the outage map on Georgia Power’s website, all power has been restored in the area along Evans to Locks Road and Hereford Farm Road where more than 9,000 customers, including area schools, were impacted by the outage.

According to Columbia County School District, at approximately 9:00 a.m., Greenbrier High, Greenbrier Middle, and Greenbrier Elementary schools, as well as Evans Middle, and Evans Elementary schools, were impacted.

Power was later restored by approximately 9:40 a.m.

At this time, the school district says that instruction and school operations will continue as normally as possible, and school meals will also be provided.

According to Georgia Power, the outage today happened after a piece of equipment tripped in a substation in the Evans area.

Power to the area was restored, according to Georgia Power, within an hour.

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – Most of Washington Road from Pollards Corner to Evans to Locks Road is without power.

There is also a big swath of Hereford Farm Road without power.

More than 9,000 impacted customers in all.

Right now, power is set to be restored by Georgia Power around 11 a.m.

A Georgia Power representative tells NewsChannel 6 that they don’t have any additional details as far as what caused the outage. But they have teams on site working on it and power should be restored shortly.