Fayette County


Power Line Catches Fire and Causes Traffic Delays and Power Outages in Peachtree City

By Leah Banks — On Mar. 2, a wooden pole that is connected to a power line off of Highway 54 caught fire and has caused a series of power outages and traffic delays in the  Peachtree City area. 

According to the Facebook account of the Peachtree City Police Department and Fire Rescue, the intersection of Hwy. 54 between Flat Creek and Commerce are shut down due to the fire. Both directions of the road are shut down and citizens are being asked to avoid this area. 

Due to the fire, the power was out at both Hwy. 54 and 74. The outage stretched to the Walmart location in Peachtree City. 

Additional details of the fire and further delays will be available as further information is provided. 

By Leah Banks

Leah Banks is a reporter for Fayette News. She graduated from Loyola University - New Orleans with a degree in Journalism in May 2019. As a reporter, she covers mainly Peachtree City and Tyrone areas. Leah has an interest in community outreach as well as local initiatives. In her free time, she enjoys reading mystery novels and listening to jazz music. Leah can be reached at leah@fayette-news.net.