Truck accident cuts power in Natchez

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 18, 2008

NATCHEZ — A mid-afternoon power outage left 482 customers with out electricity in Natchez Monday.

Entergy’s Customer Service Manager Stephen Caruthers said the outage was caused when a large truck, likely an 18-wheeler, caught an overhead power line and pulled it down.

Caruthers said the circuit recognized the error and shut down.

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And that left a lot of people, and businesses, in the dark.

Walmart, the Natchez Police Department and even Entergy’s own office was left without power.

“It was a pretty significant outage,” Caruthers said.

The power was out from 2:17 p.m. until 2:44 p.m.

Late Monday afternoon all but one customer was receiving power, Caruthers said.