Power restored to some homes, businesses after hours-long outage in Rankin County

Power restored to some homes, businesses after hours-long outage in Rankin County
Southern Pine Electric is prepared for Tropical Storm Gordon that is predicted to move through the area. Source: Southern Pine

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) - According to Southern Pine Electric’s website, power has been restored to homes and businesses in Rankin County.

Crews were dispatched to areas affected by power outages around 1:30 p.m.

Over 3,000 homes and businesses were without power this Saturday. Leif Munkel with Southern Pine says that crews worked as quickly and safely as possible to get customers back online.

Right now about 500 people remain in the dark.

Area of outage (SOURCE: Southern Pine Electric)
Area of outage (SOURCE: Southern Pine Electric)

It’s unclear how this outage began.

3 on your side has received reports that the lights in Walmart on Highway 80 in Pearl were out and traffic lights on Airport Road and Highway 18 area in Brandon were out as well.

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