Eighty linemen have worked through the day to restore electric service to Dixie Electric members. As of 5 p.m., 94 members remained without power. Those outages include 19 members in Jones County and 75 members in Wayne County.
Restoration efforts will continue through this evening and will possibly continue on Friday.
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.