Power outage affects many
*UPDATE: Power is back on. OED says about 1,000 homes were affected.
A tree fell onto a major circuit on Church Street about an hour ago causing a large power outage on the west side of town. Oxford Electric Department Superintendent Rob Neely said crews are working to restore power.
“It knocked out power to a large number of customer,” he said at 9:30 this evening.
Traffic lights are out in several intersections along West Jackson Avenue from the old mall down to Heritage Drive. The Oxford Police Department warns drivers to use caution.
Check the EAGLE for updates.