Warmer temperatures Saturday helped improve travel conditions for crews who are continuing to make significant progress restoring power where it is safe to do so after the second ice storm to cross Louisiana in less than a week heavily impacted the central and norther regions of the state.
Entergy Mississippi continues to make progress in restoring power to customers affected by winter weather that blanketed our service area in freezing rain, sleet and snow over the last week. As of 8 a.m., about 37,600 customers are without power, down from a peak of about 90,000 which is about 1/5 of all Entergy Mississippi customers.
Crews continue to focus on safely restoring power after this week’s unprecedented winter storm caused power outages for about 1/5 of Entergy Mississippi’s customers. At peak, about 90,000 customers were without power. As of 5 p.m. we have restored service to more than 42,000 customers. Nearly 48,000 customers remain without power, primarily in the central and southern portions of our service area.
Following three waves of extreme winter weather, power supply availability has improved across our territory. Our reliability coordinator, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, stated this morning the MISO system is steady and stable.
Restoration progress over the last few days has reduced the number of customer outages caused by the series of winter storms. A significant number of outages still remain in Louisiana and Mississippi.
As of 7 a.m., about 55,000 Entergy Mississippi customers remain without power as a result of Wednesday’s winter weather, down from a peak of approximately 90,000. We have brought in more resources and, along with our own workforce, more than 1,800 lineworkers, vegetation workers, damage assessors and support personnel are restoring power as quickly and safely as possible.
If you lose power after being restored for a short time period, please report the outage to Entergy again.