Power outage, traffic diverted in Gulfport accident

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Early Friday morning, officials responded to a car accident on Pass Road in Gulfport near DeBuys Road.

Police say the driver lost control of his car, and snapped a power pole.

The car also ended up flipping.

Officials say the driver is expected to be okay.

As of 6:00 a.m. Friday morning, westbound traffic on Pass Road is being diverted between DeBuys Road and Ford Street.

Mississippi Power Officials say about 400 customers are impacted as crews cut the power to remove the wreckage.

Officials estimate that power will be fully restored by 8:00 Friday morning.

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