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WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley Electric Department crew had a busy weekend with outages that impacted much of the city Sunday morning and again Monday morning. Electric department superintendent Brandon Richardson reported a hot wire clamp failed at a pole on Central Street Sunday, causing a line to come crashing down along North Court Street. Power was out from 6:50 until almost 9:30.
The Monday morning outage at the same location was attributed to a loose connection that wasn’t detectable until the power load increased as the work week started. Crews from Water Valley and Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association worked for over two hours on Monday and power was back on around 9:30 a.m.
Richardson reported that the problem was not connected to January’s outage that shut the entire city down due to a problem at the substation.
Richardson added that the weekend activity also included another Sunday morning outage after a center phase on a pole at the intersection of Shaw and Central Street failed. The outage impacted customers north up to Dogwood Drive.