Power restoration continues for Dixie Electric members

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from Dixie Electric

Crews have continued to work Wednesday, restoring electric service to Dixie Electric members who were affected by the severe weather that rolled through south Mississippi Monday evening.

Approximately 550 members were still without power Wednesday afternoon. Outages remained in Jones and Wayne counties. This number is down from the total of 5,600 members who experienced loss of electric service after the storms on Monday.

Due to the severity of the damage in some areas, the goal for restoration is to have power restored to everyone by Thursday evening.

Members can reach Dixie Electric at (601) 425-2535 in Laurel, (601) 735-2072 in Waynesboro and (601) 583-1131 in Petal. After hours, members can reach the answering service at 888-465-9209. It is important to report an outage using the automated phone system because it is the quickest and easiest way to get the information to the dispatcher. Dixie Electric will also provide updates online at dixieepa.com, on Facebook or on Twitter at @DixieEPA.

Dixie Electric Power Association serves 38,000 accounts in a seven county area in south Mississippi, including Jones, Wayne, Perry, Forrest, Covington, Clarke and Jasper counties.