Power Loss Widespread

By: Stan Torgerson
By: Stan Torgerson

A freak incident this morning caused a momentary interruption of electric service to a large portion of Meridian.

The blackout shut off power briefly to about 4500 Mississippi Power Company customers, shortly after 8:00 a.m.

A spokesman for Mississippi Power said a bird flew into a transformer at a substation, shorting it out.

Everything was back to normal within five seconds.

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