UPDATE: Crews working to restore power throughout Miss-Lou

Published 1:09 pm Tuesday, December 23, 2014

4:21 p.m. — Power has been restored to a majority of the homes in the Meadville area, but nearly 278 residences are still without power in Natchez and Adams County.

Entergy crews are working to restore power to residences, who lost power after strong winds and heavy rain moved through the area earlier today.

A major power line was down in Franklin County earlier, causing residences in Meadville, Bude and Quentin, to be without power.

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Entergy spokesman Tim Runnels said at one point nearly 2,000 customers in five counties — Adams, Amit, Franklin, Jefferson and Wilkinson — were without power.

“We have brought in some contract crews during holidays like this,” Runnels said. “We’re working now to restore power as quick as possible.”



2 p.m. — Scattered power outages have been reported throughout Natchez and Adams County, while more than 2,000 residences in the Meadville and Bude area are without power.

Entergy spokesman Tim Runnels said outages in the Natchez area have been relatively minor. The outage map on the company’s website lists nearly 325 customers without power.

But Runnels said portions of Franklin County, such as Meadville, Bude and Quentin,  were almost completely without power.

“There’s at least one line down across the highway that’s taken all that power out,” Runnels said. “We have units on site in the Meadville area working to get that fixed.”

Runnels said crews were also working throughout Natchez to fix those reported outages.

Adams County and Concordia Parish are no longer under a severe thunderstorm warning, but do remain under a tornado watch until 6 p.m. today.



NATCHEZ — Adams County and Concordia Parish are under a severe thunderstorm warning until later this afternoon.

The National Weather Service issued the warning after severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Spokane to Natchez.

Quarter size hail and wind gusts up to 60 mph are expected.

The severe thunderstorm warning will last until 1:30 p.m. today.

Both areas are also under tornado watch until 6 p.m. today.