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Georgia Power customers pleased with company's response

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ELLENWOOD, GA (CBS46) -

Evelyn Tharp has nothing but good things to say about the Georgia Power workers that paid a visit to her home.

"They were good guys, good men," said Tharp.

The weight of snow and ice from the winter storm broke a tree branch in front of her home, which then knocked out power to her home.

"It was cold in the house and it was freezing and it was smoke coming from the television then I called the lady and the wire started coming down and it was sparking," said Tharp.

Tharp was one of more than 700,000 customers without power because of the storm. Repair crews showed up at Tharp's home Friday afternoon.

"They took the time out to come and make sure everything we OKJ. They are going to send people back to complete this so I can have heat tonight," said Tharp.

Georgia Power officials said repair crews have been busy and working hard restoring service. Tharp said she is thankful.

"I really wanted to hug them," Tharp said.

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