UPDATE: About 13,000 without power

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UPDATE, February 17, 2016, 4:21 p.m.

About 45 customers are still without power in Copiah and Hinds County.


COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – An Entergy transmission line has tripped and caused a major power outage in two Mississippi counties on Wednesday.

Mara Hartmann with Entergy says the outage began at 2:00 p.m.

The following counties have been affected:

Copiah County: 8,098

Hinds County: 4,413

Hartmann says crews are working to restore power and they expect it to be restored by 4:00 p.m.

This is a developing story.

Please stay with WJTV as more becomes available.

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