Good Samaritans help push a stranded motorist stuck in deep snow on Stefko Boulevard Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 in Bethlehem, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Post)
About 60,000 customers were still without power in Georgia by Saturday afternoon, as power crews reported significant progress in restoring electricity in hard-hit east Georgia after this week's ice storm.
Georgia Power reported that about 23,000 of its customers were without power late Saturday afternoon, with the vast majority of them in east Georgia.
The state's electric membership cooperatives, or EMCs, also had about 37,500 of their customers without power statewide on Saturday. The cooperatives planned to update that number late Sunday morning.
The utility companies say nearly a million homes and businesses in Georgia lost power at some point after a storm blanketed the region with snow and ice.
Before moving up the East Coast this week, Winter Storm Pax paralyzed parts of the south, dumping snow and ice that snapped trees and utility poles and snarled traffic. At least 26 deaths in the South have been blamed on the storm.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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