Downed power lines cause traffic delays, outages in Jones Co.

Downed power lines cause traffic delays, outages in Jones Co.
Dixie Electric said it could take hours to repair the downed lines. (Photo source: Dixie Electric)

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Downed power lines in Jones County caused traffic delays on Highway 84 east near Magnolia Road.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department said that power lines were brought down due to an accident.

The lines were Dixie Electric Power Association power lines and the outage has affected 37 homes in the area, according to Dixie Electric.

Dixie Electric said they have personnel on the scene now and have cleared the roadway. Personnel are now working to restore power, though Dixie Electric said it is a complex outage and could take hours to repair.

A vehicle accident on Highway 84 East of Laurel, where Highway 184 and 84E intersect, caused a power outage. There are two broken poles. This is a complicated outage that will take hours to restore. #Thankalineman

Posted by Dixie Electric Power Association on Thursday, December 6, 2018

Here a few photos of the damaged poles from the vehicle accident on Highway 84E. Our operations and engineering personnel are assisting with this complicated restoration effort. #Thankalineman

Posted by Dixie Electric Power Association on Thursday, December 6, 2018

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