Entergy works to restore power to thousands in Rankin County

Rankin County Power Outage Photo: WJTV Photographer Justin Burks

UPDATE 1/10/2017 1:49 p.m.

Entergy officials said the power outage was caused by a tractor-trailer hitting a guy-wire, which resulted in an equipment malfunction at the substation.


UPDATE 1/10/2017 6:30 a.m.

Entergy crews have restored power to thousands of people in Rankin County.

Right now, there are only about 50 reported outages. Those are off Highway 49 near Interstate Drive.


RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Entergy crews are working to restore power to thousands in Rankin County.

Mara Hartmann with Entergy says an equipment failure at an industrial substation caused power to go out around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. The exact cause of the failure is unknown at this time.

Rankin County Power Outage Photo: WJTV Photographer Justin Burks
Power out off I-20 near Pearson Rd. in Rankin Co. Photo: WJTV Photographer Justin Burks

At 5 a.m. Tuesday, 3,064 people were without power.

The outage affects areas on Highway 49 North to South Pearson Road at Highway 468.

Entergy’s top priority is getting power restored to those without it. They do not have an estimated time for the restoration of power.

Live on WJTV This Morning, WJTV’s Margaret-Ann Carter is tracking the restoration efforts. Join us as we follow this developing story for you.

You can watch our livestream here: WJTV This Morning.

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