A power outage in the Irene Chapel Community happened Thursday night when an 18-wheel truck apparently hit a utility pole or tree, knocking down power lines.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -
Power was knocked out Thursday night to hundreds of Mississippi Power Company customers in the Irene Chapel Community of Hattiesburg when a semi-truck apparently struck a utility pole or tree.
Residents said the incident happened about 9:15 p.m. Mississippi Power Company officials said a power pole was broken and some power lines were knocked down. They said about 500 customers lost power initially, but most had it restored in a few minutes.
At about 10:30 p.m., company officials said less than 50 homes were still without power. But, they said it could take up to five hours for crews to restore power to the remaining homes.