4-County continues restoration work after severe weather


(WCBI) – 4-County has announced power outages in almost every county served by the electric co-op after Saturday night’s severe weather.

Cliff Wall, 4-County Manager of Consumer Services says the cooperative was dealing with a lot of widespread issues.

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“We had some 46 different outages and nearly 1500 members without power at the height of the storms early Sunday morning. Most of those were in Clay, Choctaw and Oktibbeha. It looked like three distinct storms came through the territory. One that moved through Choctaw and Webster, one-which was a confirmed tornado- that moved through Oktibbeha and Clay counties and one that tracked through Noxubee and Lowndes. We had more than 10 broken poles and plenty of wire down along with other damage as a result,” said Wall.

Craig Springs in Oktibbeha County and the Hillbrook neighborhood off Oktoc road appeared to have the most damage, according to Wall.

4-County is down to 29 outages and after crews worked overnight to get power restored.

Wall believes everyone in the 4-County service area should have power restored by mid-Sunday afternoon.