Truck strikes pole, knocks out power in section of Vicksburg

Published 2:09 pm Monday, July 11, 2022

A truck striking a utility pole and knocking down wires in the Vicklan Street area is the cause of a widespread power outage affecting 1,200 customers on Monday afternoon.

Entergy customer service representative Victoria Love said the wreck occurred about 12:18 p.m. on Monday.

According to Entergy’s outages website, the affected area includes sections of Cherry Street and Halls Ferry Road from Holly Street south to just north of Confederate Avenue and areas on the east and west sides of Cherry and Halls Ferry.

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Power is expected to be restored by 6 p.m., according to the website.

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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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