Power has been restored to most of the downtown area knocked offline on Sunday. Feb. 9, after a wreck involving a garbage truck and power lines.
Georgia Power began repairs on Sunday, according to the Gainesville Fire Department. There were no injuries in the wreck, which is being investigated by Gainesville Police.
“A trash truck struck a power pole and then got tangled up in the lines, causing two power poles to break. Power was disrupted to traffic signals and businesses all along the Jesse Jewell Parkway corridor,” wrote Lt. Justin Martin with Gainesville Police. “Fortunately the backup systems on the traffic signals prevented any service loss from those devices, so traffic was not significantly impacted.”
Power has been restored to most of downtown as of 9:30 a.m. Monday.
This story will be updated.