Paulo Salazar

About Paulo Salazar

Paulo comes to us from San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 2007 and loves his MSU Bulldogs. Paulo has been with WCBI News over four years and curerently serves as the Weekend Anchor and weekly reporter. To contact him feel free to email him at paulosalazar@wcbi.com or follow him on twitter @paulosalazar34.

Power Out For More Than 2,100

Everyone living in the purple area is currently without power. The hat lets us know that a crew is on the scene.

Everyone living in the purple area is currently without power. The hat lets us know that crews are on the scene.

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) - Power is out in parts of Lowndes & Oktibbeha Counties. This includes the Sessums and Oktoc Communities.

Officials with the Tennessee Valley Authority told us they have to replace a failed pole and hope to have it restored by sunset.

More than 2,100 residents are sitting in the dark. Officials said a transmitter pole failed. Crews are on the scene.

In the meantime, they are trying to switch over as many customers as they can to another substation. They will not be able to switch everyone over given the amount of energy being consumed due to the cold weather.