Clinton accident has knocked out power to a portion of the city - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Clinton accident has knocked out power to a portion of the city

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT

One man has been hospitalized after a wreck that left many people in the dark in Clinton Friday afternoon. The accident happened on East College street near Midway drive, around 2 this afternoon.

Clinton police say an elderly gentleman was driving East on Highway 80 when he lost control, clipped another car, left the road, and struck a power pole. Highway 80 was shut down while a helicopter was landed to airlift the accident victim.

Power was knocked out to over 500 Entergy customers as a result of the wreck.

The city of Clinton says it could take up to 5 hours before they're able to restore power to the area.

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