Crews work to restore power along U.S. 80 in Brandon


BRANDON, Miss. (WJTV) – Neighbors in Brandon were impacted by Tuesday’s severe storms. Crews worked overnight to clear the entrance to the Legacy subdivision and make repairs to the downed power lines.

Contractors with Entergy replaced the poles on a stretch of U.S. 80 in Rankin County. Dr. Robert Harris, who lives in Brandon, was one of those impacted by the outages across the state.

“The rain was very torrential, and the winds were horrible. So I see why this happened,” he said.

Mayor Butch Lee also surveyed the damage Wednesday morning. He said there were no reported injuries in the area.

Nearly 80,000 customers did not have power at the peak of the storm. Entergy crews said they’re working to restore power to the remaining customers.

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