Equipment failures and a fluke of nature were the culprits behind four recent power outages on the Northside.
Three outages were reported in July. Interruptions in power occurred July 19, July 21 and July 26 in Northeast Jackson.
On July 19, an outage was reported in the LOHO and Eastover area, after the failure of an underground cable, said Entergy spokeswoman Mara Hartmann.
“Every customer on that circuit lost power,” she said. “The outage started at 5:25 p.m. (and) lasted 135 minutes.”
About 800 customers were affected.
On July 21, customers in that area were affected again when a broken tree limb fell on a line.
Hartmann said previous storms likely knocked loose a tree limb, which later fell on the power line.
“That just sometimes happens when you have trees and power lines together,” she said. “It’s why we tell people not to plant trees under power lines and why we work year-round to trim vegetation and take out dead or decaying trees and limbs to prevent outages before they occur.”
As for the outage on July 26, customers in the LOHO area again were impacted when Entergy officials realized they had not repaired the problem that caused the outage on July 19.
Customers were temporarily switched to another circuit while the repairs were made.