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Work on power line causes brief outage

Power went out briefly in several areas of Vicksburg Wednesday while a contractor for Entergy was working to upgrade a power line.

Entergy Customer Representative Shelia McKinnis said the work was part of a project to improve the utility’s infrastructure by providing more options to switch electrical service during future outages.

The outage hit the Vicksburg Police Department, where Capt. Mike Bryant said power was out for  5 or 10 minutes, but had no adverse effect on department operations.

Vicksburg Warren School District spokesperson Christi Kilroy said the outage forced school officials to change the site of a Warren Central ninth-grade basketball game from Vicksburg Junior High to the Purks YMCA gym.

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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