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.
Ice accumulation on trees and power lines from Wednesday’s wave of winter weather continue causing significant power outages for customers across Entergy Mississippi’s service territory. Our restoration efforts continue, as the demand for electricity is growing. We will restore service to our customers as safely and quickly as possible. However, restoration will take a few days.
Another round of icy winter weather swept through Entergy Mississippi’s service area last night, causing additional power outages and widespread damage. We have not experienced a winter storm of this magnitude in over 25 years. As of 7:30 a.m., nearly 90,000 customers are without power. The weather affected the central portion of our territory from Hwy 84 in the south up to Hwy 82 in the north. We currently have 49 substation circuit breakers out of service.
As of 8 p.m. nearly 58,000 customers are without power due to the ongoing ice storm. Most outages are north of a line from Natchez to Brookhaven up to the Jackson metro area and north of Madison and Canton toward Kosciusko.
Company asks customers to conserve between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
While restoration continues for customers affected by winter storms earlier this week, another winter weather front is expected to affect Entergy Mississippi’s service area today into the evening.
The winter weather continues to cause power outages for Entergy Mississippi customers across our service territory. As of 5:30 p.m., 3,341 customers are without power. We expect to restore power to the majority of customers throughout the state today, though outages for some customers in these hardest-hit areas may carry over until tomorrow. We are also monitoring a new winter weather system that will likely affect the central and northern portions of our service area beginning tomorrow afternoon and into Thursday.
Historic cold weather continues to impact the state and Entergy Mississippi needs your help. During extremely cold weather, the electric load increases significantly in comparison to “normal" cold weather conditions.