Downed power line knocks out electricity to 72 commercial customers

Downed power line knocks out electricity to 72 commercial customers

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Power has been restored to 72 commercial customers around the Walmart on Highway 49 in Gulfport.

Mississippi Power company spokesman Bill Snyder said construction crews working in the area accidentally pulled down the lines around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday. Power to surrounding businesses, including Walmart, was out for more than two hours.

Snyder said full service was restored by 1pm.

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