RSS Feed

Six-hour power outage in Magnolia Sunday

By Mike McNeill,, 01/6/13 9:00 PM
A problem at Entergy Corporation's Magnolia West substation knocked out electric service to thousands of residents on the west and north sides of Magnolia on Sunday morning. Power was restored by 4 p.m. - Photo by Mike McNeill

Photo by Mike McNeill

Entergy Corporation fixed a problem at its Magnolia West substation on West Greene Street on Sunday afternoon, ending a six-hour blackout for 1,127 meters.

Tongia Gaston, customer service manager for Entergy, said that an equipment failure happened just before 10 a.m. at the substation, affecting four main circuits in the Magnolia area.

Crews arrived at the substation, isolated the problem and repaired damaged equipment. Service was restored by 4 p.m.

The Sterling Lacy Water Treatment plant located next to the substation went to back-up generator power after the outage. . Magnolia Regional Medical Center also used its back-up power system.

Magnolia police officers directed traffic at the intersections of West Main and North Vine, and at Columbia and North Jackson. The traffic control devices were not working.

Click here to read more of this report at