Storm kills power to more than 5,000 customers

Storm kills power to more than 5,000 customers


Entergy officials say that just short of 900 customers remain without power in the city of Madison following storms that downed power lines Wednesday afternoon.

Entergy spokeswoman Sandy Powlett said that at peak outages 5,151 Madison County customers were without power. As of Thursday afternoon, she said that 899 customers were without power in the City of Madison. She said that was the bulk of the 1,053 customers without power countywide.

Entergy hopes to have power fully restored to customers in the city by sometime this evening and in the county by noon on Friday, Powlett said.

Powlett said that the first outages were reported around 2 p.m. Most outages were due to wind damage from the storm. She said a notable instance was a tree that went down on Hoy Road near Sundial Road that downed power lines. 

She said that incident was the prime cause of power outages city-wide and has taken so long to clear because of the extensive safety precautions necessary to clear the incident.

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