Tupelo Water & Light: Power back on in Tupelo

Power should be restored throughout Tupelo today after a similar outage as Monday occurred around 1:15 p.m., according Tupelo Water & Light.

Tupelo Water & Light says the problem started came from the same substation near Harrisburg Baptist Church that was out Monday.

Johnny Timmons of Tupelo Water & Light said the outage Tuesday was caused when ground relays malfunctioned and in turn shut down the entire substation.

The same areas as Monday were without power.

A raccoon, snake or an opossum was being mentioned as a possible cause of the Monday afternoon blackout that left 75 percent of Tupelo without power.

Timmons said a switch was tripped around 2:30 p.m. Monday and shut down the substation near Harrisburg Baptist Church.

More as it is available on this story.

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