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4-County wrapping up power restoration in storm areas


Special to The Dispatch



Crews from 4-County Electric Power Association are wrapping up restoration efforts following a series of deadly storms that swept through the cooperative''s service territory in late April. 


As of 7:30 a.m. today, about 215 customers were without power. Crews are working this morning in Choctaw, Webster and Clay counties. 


About 300 poles were broken, and many power lines were snapped as a result of the deadly storm system April 27. Crews from Singing River Electric Power Association, Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association, Tombigbee Electric Power Association, and private contractors Diversified, KDM and MDR have joined 4-County in restoration efforts. 


The cooperative urges people to stay away from downed power lines and to drive cautiously in areas where utility crews are working. To report an outage, call the cooperative''s outage reporting number at 1-800-431-1544.




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Article Comment usarover commented at 5/2/2011 1:42:00 PM:

hats off to the electric crews working around the clock

they were doing a great job in the mathiston/cumberland area over the weekend as well.

we thank you for your hard work.


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