Dixie Electric crews work to restore power after Hurricane Zeta

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FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Dixie Electric crews are still responding to emergencies after Hurricane Zeta’s winds caused more than 7,000 power outages.

As of Thursday evening, approximately 200 customers remain without power in Forrest, Jones and Wayne counties. Restoration efforts will continue into Friday, October 30.

All of Dixie Electric line workers, contract line crews and right-of-way clearing crews are assessing damage and clearing trees and limbs from the power lines.

According to the company’s initial assessments, there are at least two broken poles. Assessment and restoration will continue throughout the day.

Dixie Electric advises customers not to plug generators directly into the home’s wiring after the storm. This can back feed the power lines and injure workers. Plug portable generators directly into the appliances or electronics that you want to operate.

Report power outages to Dixie Electric by calling 888-465-9209.

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