April 14, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EMEPA power restoration work continues
East Mississippi Electric Power Association’s restoration work continues as crews have reduced outages to 2,345 as of 5 p.m. Thursday, April 14.
EMEPA’s current outage count as of 5 p.m., Thursday, April 14 is:
·Winston County – 230
·Lauderdale County – 1,006
·Clarke County – 947
·Wayne County – 57
·Newton County – 28
·Neshoba County – 77
EMEPA crews will continue to work until 9 p.m. this evening. For their safety, crews will be released for needed rest before returning at 6 a.m. on Friday, April 15. Assisting contract crews from MDR Powerline Construction will continue to work into the night.
Assistance from Natchez Trace Electric Cooperative, Singing River Electric Cooperative, Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative and Covington Electric Cooperative will also be joining EMEPA’s restoration efforts beginning this evening and tomorrow.
EMEPA would like to remind community members to slow down when passing utility crews working along roadsides. Additionally, EMEPA asks that those performing debris cleanup and removal avoid cutting fiber lines or other wires. This slows the restoration process and increases the cost of repairs.
Thank you to EMEPA members and community for the continued support and patience as crews work to rebuild the electric system and restore power to everyone in the community.
To view and report current outages, members can visit EMEPA.com, download EMEPA’s free smartphone app or call 601-581-8600.