||Power outage in west Tupelo
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Some people in west Tupelo near the airport lost power late Friday night.
Tombigbee Electric Power Association general manager Bill Long said a broken pole in a double circuit line on Kelly Road in Chesterville was the reason for the outage, which was reported on social media after 11 p.m.
Long added as of 3 a.m. Saturday, about 75 of the approximately 1,200 homes in the Belden and Bissell areas originally affected were still without power.
He added it would take another 2 to 3 hours for the broken pole to be replaced.
According to Long, a faulty anchor caused the pole to break.