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1,000 N. MS residents live without power for two days

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Crews in north Mississippi remain hard at work trying to get the lights turned on for an estimated 1,000 residents who have been without power for about 48 hours. Crews in north Mississippi remain hard at work trying to get the lights turned on for an estimated 1,000 residents who have been without power for about 48 hours.
At one point around 11,000 customers with NorthCentral Electric were out of power. At one point around 11,000 customers with NorthCentral Electric were out of power.

(WMC-TV) - Hundreds of Mid-Southerners were still without power as of Monday afternoon.

Crews in north Mississippi remain hard at work trying to get the lights turned on for an estimated 1,000 residents who have been without power for about 48 hours.

"No lights for the last two days," said resident Maurice Jenkins. "Can't wash dishes because we don't have no water. We've got plates and stuff left from the last two days."

Ricky Stewart chopped wood to keep two families warm under his roof.

"Out here we're on a well so we've got no water and no electric; whenever you have no electric you have no water either," he said.

His neighbor is lucky enough to have a generator, but several others remained in the dark Monday morning.

"This morning when I called there was 1,500 including this area," said Stewart.

Several workers were clearing fallen limbs from what looked like a winter wonderland of frozen trees in the wooded parts of the state

At one point around 11,000 customers with NorthCentral Electric were out of power. Monday began with about 1,000 out of power, but that number is now below 100.

Most people were understanding while remaining hopeful that heat and power will be back before they go to bed.

"They're working. It's not their fault," said Jenkins. "We ain't got no heat, and people need to live off heat."

Crews with NorthCentral Power hope to have the lights turned on for everyone by late Monday evening. To report outages you are asked to call the hotline at 1-866-438-2642.

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