Power restored to 5,000 homes and businesses in Lamar Co.

Power restored to 5,000 homes and businesses in Lamar Co.
Power has been restored to nearly 5,000 homes and businesses in Lamar County. (Source: Pearl River Valley Electric Association)

LAMAR COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Power has been restored to nearly 5,000 homes and businesses in Lamar County.

According to Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association manager of member services Kurt Brautigam, thousands lost power for about an hour and a half after electric service to the power association’s substation near the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and State Route 589 was interrupted.

Brautigam said electricity to that substation is supplied by Cooperative Energy. Brautigam could not say what caused the interruption of service but did say full service was restored around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

At its peak, the outage stretched west to Warren Lott Road and Cole Road to the east and to State Route 42 to the north and as far south as Eunice Drive.

According to the PRVEPA’s outage tracker, there are nearly 5,000 customers currently without power in Lamar County.
According to the PRVEPA’s outage tracker, there are nearly 5,000 customers currently without power in Lamar County. (Source: Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association)

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