PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. - Winter's first snow storm has come and gone, but days later, some businesses and residents in parts of Paulding County are still recovering.
This is all very frustrating for residents, some of whom have gone three or four days without power. And many now feel like they're getting the runaround.
The Marathon on Villa Rica Highway in Paulding County lost power. The store's internet connection is out – meaning that it is only able to make cash sales on Monday.
"It's made our business go down a lot. Especially our WiFi being out. It's been out since Saturday," Marathon employee Melissa Bryan said. "We've lost a lot of business. None of our pumps work, none of our credit card machines work, none of our ATM machines work."
Just down the street, resident Marvin Pace faced a third day without power.
"It's more warmer outside than it is inside," Pace said. "That's why I'm outside now."
Workers have restored electricity to some homes at Pace's New Georgia subdivision over the weekend, but he and several of his neighbors remain in the dark.
Ralston Josephs power's been out since early Saturday.
"Being that it's cold we need someone to get over here right away," he said.
Harold McGhee was dealt a double blow. He lost power over the weekend and lost water service on Sunday.
"We got our power back on on 10:30 this morning. It's been out since Saturday night," McGhee said. "We got our power back on but no water."
A Paulding County Water official said the problem has been traced to a sensor on a water tank that was frozen during the storm.
As of this afternoon, a boil water advisory is in effect for about 3,900 residents in the county's Union and York areas until further notice.