Evening storms bring power outages - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Evening storms bring power outages

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson businesses lost power Tuesday evening during a heavy downpour. It happened around 5:30 near the County Line Road area. More than 30 stores and shops along Ridgewood Court went dark.

It was only a brief outage as heavy rain moved into central Mississippi. Parking lots were empty and customers were forced to leave stores.

The traffic lights were also out along parts of Ridgewood Road and the Hilton Hotel was without electricity.

Entergy spokesperson Mara Hartmann said more than 400 customers lost power in the area.

"The only thing we heard was the rain and thunder, some lightning and the lights flickered a couple of times an just went off," said Tisha Bragg of Sally's Beauty Supply. 

Power was off for about an hour and was restored just after 6:30. Entergy says they are working to determine what caused the outages.

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