By GALEN HOLLEY
Strong winds and lightning caused some power outages throughout Grenada county over the weekend.
According to Entergy Construction Manager Jim Lyles, crews dealt with two outage cases on Sunday that left about 60 customers in the dark for a short while.
The cases were east of town, on Highway 8, Lyles said, near the Deerfield subdivision.
Crews restored power the customers by 6:30 p.m., Lyles said.
Storms again caused outages to 460 customers on Monday, starting around 1:30 a.m., Lyles said.
As of press-time, most of those outages had been restored, Lyles said. However, about 30 customers were still without power in the area of Misterton Road due to a tree down across power lines. Some customers north of Geeslin Corner also experienced temporary outages, Lyles said.
A line recloser, which is a line protection device, failed, Lyles said, and crews worked quickly to repair it.
Some customers north of Gore Springs, near the Graysport Crossing area, also experienced temporary outages, Lyles said.
“Our crews worked very hard, at early hours, to fix the outages and to restore power as quickly as possible,” said Lyles.
Winter will also make a return to the area this week, according to National Weather Service in Jackson.
A huge weather pattern change is taking place across the eastern half of the U.S. as an impressive cold front sweeps across the region.
A much colder Canadian air mass will follow immediately behind the front, bringing an abrupt drop in temperatures on Tuesday with frost and freeze conditions likely.