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Unlucky squirrel blamed for power outage

A squirrel managed to get into an Entergy substation in Bovina late Friday morning, damaging two circuits and knocking out power to 1,231 customers in the area, including Bovina Elementary School, Entergy customer representative Shelia McKinnis said.

She said Entergy officials have not determined the amount of damage to the substation. Power has been restored, she said.

Vicksburg Warren School District communications director Christi Kilroy said Bovina Elementary was dismissed at 2 p.m. because of the power outage, and parents were allowed to pick up their children early.

Staff writer Brandon O’Connor contributed to this report.

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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