(The following is a press release from Dixie Electric.)
Downed trees and broken limbs from the weight of the snow are continuing to cause outages. As of 11:30 a.m. Friday, more than 7,600 members are without power.
Here is a current breakdown by county:
• Clarke – 7
• Covington - 71
• Forrest – 149
• Jones – 5,368
• Perry – 206
• Wayne – 1,482
Linemen are working to repair the lines.
Dixie Electric’s offices are open and are receiving calls. The office phone lines are quite busy receiving outage calls. If a member needs to report an outage, here are some alternate ways to do that: call 888-465-9209, use the SmartHub app or go to prepared.dixieepa.com and report an outage through the outage map.
If you need to call the offices, those numbers are as follows: (601) 425-2535 in Laurel, (601) 735-2072 in Waynesboro and (601) 583-1131 in Petal. Dixie Electric will also provide updates online at dixieepa.com, on Facebook or on Twitter at @DixieEPA.
Dixie Electric Power Association serves 39,000 accounts in a seven-county area in south Mississippi, including Jones, Wayne, Perry, Forrest, Covington, Clarke and Jasper counties.