Jennifer Ortega

About Jennifer Ortega

Reporter and Fill-in Anchor on the weekends. Jennifer Ortega joins our team all the way from South Florida. She's worked for CBS 12 and Hola Tv in West Palm Beach. Although she's a long way from home, she's excited to be a part of the WCBI News Team.

Power Outage Leavse East Columbus Dark

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – A power outage around 6 pm Saturday left thousands in East Columbus without light and heat.

About 8,000 customers of Columbus Light and Water were impacted by the outage, lasting about 90 minutes for most customers and almost 3 hours for others.

Authorities say, there was a problem with the services sub-stations that impacted Tennessee Valley Authority Power Station. New hope was impacted as well.

The cause of the outage is still under investigation.