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Friday, September 02, 2005

Mississippi Power update 

Electrical service has been restored to its strategic gasoline pipeline customers, according to the company's 9 a.m. release. It has restored power to approximately 28,000 of 195,000 customers. It is focusing on hospitals, city water facilities and public safety organizations. "By the end of the day Thursday, we wer able to energize 19 of our 56 substations in the Hattiesburg and Coast regions and will pick up more today," Mississippi Power spokesperson Kurt Braughtigam said in a press release. "That will allow us to begin re-energizing our distribution lnes today which provide service to the main arteries of many of the towns we serve." New assements indicate more than 750 miles of line are on the ground in the company's system. Nearly 5,000 poles will be replace, and thousands more repaired. They continue to ask people to stay off the roads to help work crews get the job done.

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