Thursday, April 4, 2013

Bartow County EMA Reports Explosion at Plant Bowen


(ATLANTA) – Bartow County officials urge motorists and sight-seers to please avoid the area around Plant Bowen near Euharlee.

"No life-threatening injuries and no fatalities have been reported following an explosion late this afternoon at the Georgia Power Company facility," according to Bartow County Acting Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Craig Millsap.

"Minor injuries have been reported, an accountability check of personnel is complete, and there is no immediate threat to the area surrounding Covered Bridge Road, off Georgia Highway 113," he adds.

Acting Director Millsap says additional information will be provided by Georgia Power Company.

The following information lines have been opened:

_ For families inquiring about relatives employed at Plant Bowen, call 706-266-9902.

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