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Electrical problem knocks out A/C at jail

A backup generator is providing power for lights, security, computers and freezers at the...
A backup generator is providing power for lights, security, computers and freezers at the Lauderdale County Jail, but not air conditioning or television.(WTOK)
Updated: Jun. 21, 2021 at 4:34 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Lauderdale County Detention Facility is without power except for essential services due to a problem where electric service enters the building. Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun said it’s a localized issue and is not connected to any loss of service from Mississippi Power.

A backup generator is providing power for lights, security, computers and freezers, but not air conditioning or television.

Calhoun said power went out Sunday and repair personnel were on-site Monday diagnosing the problem. He said he’s hopeful it will be fixed by Tuesday.

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