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Updated: 4/30/2014 3:45 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley says hundreds of utility workers from Mississippi and other states are working to restore power to areas damaged by storms.

According to Presley, Tombigbee Electric Power has plans on track to energize TVA power at 6 p.m.

Officials say power should be restored to most of Tombigbee at 7 p.m.

Approximately 200 homes remain without power in Itawamba County.

Tupelo Water and Light says they have 1,200 homes without power in Lee County.

In Winston County, the East Mississippi Electric Power Association is working to restore power to approximately 1,000 homes.

Officials say crews are out now working to fix the issue and clean up more than 100 broken power poles and miles of downed lines.

EMEPA officials say it will take several days to get power back on.

Five visiting crews from across the state are helping EMEPA fix the issue.
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