Not a truck route: Mississippi city in the dark after 18-wheeler takes out power lines

Published 8:25 pm Thursday, September 7, 2023

It was during the heat of the day on Thursday and 157 customers in Brookhaven were without power.

Entergy reported the outage began at 3:42 p.m. and was expected to last until 5:30 p.m. when crews were able to make repairs.

A semi-truck was stuck under some downed wires. The driver appeared to have been traveling down Smylie Street before making a turn onto Chippewa when the accident happened.

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Entergy workers cleared down wires from the truck and the driver was able to leave the area.

Brookhaven Police Department reported no one was injured in the incident.