Downed power poles cause major power outage in Rankin Co.

Police say there’s no evidence of a car hitting the poles. The poles may have had weak spots and fallen on their own.

Downed power poles cause major power outage in Rankin Co.
Power out in Rankin Co.; Source: WLBT

RANKIN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Two downed power poles caused thousands to be without power Tuesday morning in Rankin County.

Parkway Road in Rankin County is back open after two power poles fell down early this morning. It also knocked out power to hundreds in the area.

This happened off Spillway Road near River of Life Church around 3:00 Tuesday morning. Reservoir police say they are still trying to figure out what happened.

Police say there’s no evidence of a car hitting the poles. The poles may have had weak spots and fallen on their own.

Entergy has gotten all the power restored.

Power out in Rankin Co.; Source: WLBT
Power out in Rankin Co.; Source: WLBT

Traffic lights were out between Spillway and Northshore Parkway to Grants Ferry and Spillway. As of 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, all traffic signals have been restored except Spillway Rd. and Hugh Ward Blvd.

Entergy crews are on scene but Chief Waggener says it will be hours before the repair is complete.

We are working to get details on when this is expected to be fixed.

We will keep you updated on this developing story.

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