Entergy finishing repairs after large Miss. outage
WOODVILLE, Miss. - An Entergy spokesperson said the utility company was slowly bringing back online several Mississippi neighborhoods which lost power in a large outage this weekend.
Around 3,200 people in southwest Mississippi remained in the dark Monday evening. Entergy estimated they would have power back to all their customers in that area by 8 p.m.
The spokesperson said early Sunday morning three miles of power transmission lines went down, along with a distribution line. They believe a the problem started when a conductor overheated and knocked out lines and power to two substations in the Centerville and Woodville areas.
Crews from Louisiana and Mississippi have been working on the outage since Sunday. Entergy said all their repairs are done, but each section needs to be slowly brought back onto the grid to avoid further problems.
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