Southern Pine works to restore power outages from winter storms

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TAYLORSVILLE, Miss. (WHLT) – Wednesday’s storm caused additional outages for Southern Pine Electric customers. Officials said in a matter of hours, outages went from 5,500 to over 27,000. The heavy precipitation put additional strain on trees causing limbs to break or the trees to fall.

As of 4 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2021, there are 2,965 outages remaining. Crews continue working to restore all members. The following counties are experiencing outages:

· Simpson County 288

· Newton County 777

· Smith County 335

· Copiah County 1057

· Scott County 345

· Jefferson Davis 39

· Jasper County 20

· Lawrence County 62

· Lincoln County 41

Southern Pine asks that members never go near a downed power line, instead call 1-800-231-5240.

Members should report outages by calling the automated system at 1-800-231-5240 or by using their MyPower account. For more information, or to view Southern Pine’s outage map, visit www.southernpine.coop.

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