Power restored in Hernando after widespread outage

(Source: WAFB)
(Source: WAFB)
Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 9:14 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 14, 2021 at 9:17 AM CDT
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HERNANDO, Miss. (WMC) - The lights are back on in Hernando after the area experienced a widespread outage that impacted more than 2,000 Entergy customers.

Entergy says a vehicle hit utility equipment causing the outage. Crews began working to restore power immediately.

None of the traffic lights were working and schools were without power.

DeSoto County Schools sent out the statement below on the school day:

“There has been a power outage in Hernando, and we have lost power at Hernando Elementary School, Hernando Middle School, and Hernando High School. There has been no loss of power at Hernando Hills Elementary School and Oak Grove Central Elementary School. No adjustments have been made to the school day because we do not know how long the schools will be without power. We will be in touch with city officials, and we will keep you updated.”

The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office says Hernando police and its deputies were also out directing traffic.

There are still about 50 customers without power.

Check back for updates.

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