Power restored for all storm victims

Published 11:22 am Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Electrical power has been restored to all homes in Warren County following outages caused by thunderstorms that passed through Monday night and Tuesday.

“We had everybody back up by late yesterday afternoon,” Entergy spokesman Don Arnold said this morning. “We brought in some outside crews, most of them contract workers.”

Power to the hardest hit neighborhood in Vicksburg, the Wildwood subdivision behind the old ParkView Regional Medical Center, was restored Wednesday afternoon, with the replacement of three power poles and wires on McAuley Drive and McAuley Place. About 100 customers had been affected Monday night when trees were toppled, snapping poles.

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Six other outages remaining around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday — four on U.S. 80 east of Bovina, one on Heather Road near Freetown Road, and one on Woodlands Place off Porters Chapel Road — were also repaired in the early evening.

At the height of the outages Tuesday morning, 4,000 Entergy customers were without power. More than 30 trees fell across roads in the county and about a dozen downed trees were reported in the city.

Property damage from fallen trees was reported on Cherry Street in Vicksburg and on Tiffintown Road in the county.

No injuries were reported, though one man died of a heart attack Monday night while using a chain saw to try to clear a tree that had fallen and blocked traffic on Fisher Ferry Road.