Birds cause power outage for majority of downtown Jackson - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Birds cause power outage for majority of downtown Jackson

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

At around 12:30 pm, most of downtown Jackson took a major power hit. 

The outages centered around the fairgrounds.

Spokeswoman with Entergy, Mara Hartmann, blames it on the birds. 

She says that birds ruined several pieces of equipment at the Jefferson Street substation, including insulators, lightning resistors, and others. 

About 622 customers were impacted.

Power was out at all the fast-food restaurants and gas stations on High Street and JPD spent several hours directing traffic at the main intersections where traffic lights are disabled. 

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