Crews work to restore power in Miss. after storm

djournal-weather-winterJACKSON (AP) – Crews were working Sunday to restore power to thousands of customers in north Mississippi after an ice storm.

Ron Stewart, spokesman for Electric Power Associations of Mississippi, says about 7,000 association customers were without power, mainly in DeSoto and Marshall counties.

John Moore III, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says rising temperatures Sunday thawed ice in the area, but residents in extreme north Mississippi could see more freezing rain and sleet Monday night.

He says there was a chance that some portions of northwestern Mississippi could see sleet Sunday night, but it’s more likely to be rain.

And temperatures along the Mississippi River could dip below freezing Sunday night, but there’s not likely to be precipitation in those areas.