02/04/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/04/2023 11:06
Insights > Entergy Mississippi winter storm update - 2/4/23, 9 a.m.
We made significant progress in our restoration efforts yesterday and overnight and as of 9 a.m., 1,154 customers remain without power. At peak about 12,803 customers were without power, however, the inclement weather brought down numerous tree limbs and wires causing repeat outages in many areas. As a result, our crews have restored more than 27,000 customer outages since Tuesday.
Crews are restoring power as quickly and safely as possible. We expect customers who can safely take power to be restored by 10 p.m. tonight.
More than 1,300 workers are involved in our restoration efforts. Damage to our equipment is extensive. So far, we have found 589 spans or about 30 miles of wire down and damage to 87 poles, 29 transformers and 18 cross arms.
We know you are concerned about getting power back. Crews are working in multiple locations. We appreciate your patience as our crews safely work our restoration plan, which prioritizes restoring power to groups of customers, then individuals. For updated estimated restoration times, view our outage map at www.entergy.com/view-outages.
Keep in mind that if you don't see us working near you, we may be working on another part of the electrical system that you can't see but must be repaired to get power to you. Also remember, Entergy restoration workers cannot restore power to a location with a damaged meter base, conduit or weather head (the metal pipe extending upward from the structure with electrical cables inside). They must be repaired by a qualified electrician before our workers can restore. Learn more about the electrical equipment that serves your home.
For updated estimated restoration times, view our outage map at www.entergy.com/view-outages. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as our crews safely work our restoration plan. For tips and cold weather updates, visit www.entergy.com/cold.
As with any weather event, please be mindful of the following safety tips:
We want to keep you informed and in control. The best way to get information about outages is via Entergy's View Outage page on our website. Additional resources for your convenience: