Power may not be restored to some residents until Monday

Published 9:43 am Sunday, December 18, 2016

More than 2,100 Entergy customers may not see their power restored until sometime Monday.

Entergy spokesperson Shelia McKinnis said crews are working in Warren County and Vicksburg to restore power to customers affected when a storm system passed through the area early Sunday morning.

Officials with the Vicksburg Warren School District have not indicated if any of the schools were affected or whether school will be in session Monday.

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McKinnis said wind from the storm caused a tree to fall on a transmission line leading to the Entergy’s Vicksburg East power station on Porter’s Chapel Road, shutting down power to 2,162 customers. She said officials have been unable to reroute power through Entergy’s electricity grid to restore power to those affected, and it would be Monday before work could be done.

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said city officials would watch the situation and determine whether to open a shelter if repairs take longer then Monday.

A total of 4,718 Entergy customers in Warren County were without power Sunday in the wake of the storm. Businesses in several areas of the city were also without power, and traffic lights at several major intersections were knocked out.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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