TUPELO – The city is instituting a curfew for the third consecutive night.
As on Tuesday, the curfew applies to certain neighborhoods most affected by Monday’s category EF3 tornado. On the map at right, areas inside the red boundaries are under an 8 p.m. curfew, which will be lifted at 6 a.m. Thursday. The boundaries are the same as Tuesday, but Sam’s and Walmart – both on North Gloster – are open and thus not included in the curfew zone.
Lee County does not have a curfew tonight.
The Mall at Barnes Crossing and surrounding business district remains closed, but the mall will reopen at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Power companies have been restoring power in Tupelo and the surrounding area throughout the day. Transmission lines at Barnes Crossing are energized, and the Tombigbee Electric Power Association is switching to receive power from TVA, which now has energized all of its lines in north Mississippi.
As of 6:45 p.m., the Tombigbee Electric Power Association had restored power to all but about 200 customers in Itawamba County.
All Lee County schools will be in session Thursday. Most of the county schools resumed classes Wednesday, and now with power restored, Guntown and Saltillo will reopen Thursday.