Published 12:00 am Friday, January 30, 2009

Entergy customers lose power

Electricity has been restored to about 1,220 Entergy customers in Vicksburg following a power failure Thursday night.

Power was lost shortly before 8 p.m. after a piece of equipment failed at a substation on Porters Chapel Road that serves east Vicksburg, Entergy spokesman Mara Hartmann said.

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Swaths of neighborhoods from Marcus Bottom to Oak Park were without power. Crews had power reconnected in about 45 minutes, Hartmann said.