Power outage causes problems after tow truck hits utility pole on HWY 49

A power outage caused some chaos for commuters in Gulfport this morning.

A tow truck hit a utility pole at the intersection of Highway 49 and Creosote Road, causing a power outage at nearby businesses.

Gulfport police directed traffic and broke up a fight caused by road rage.  No one was hurt, but with the hold up of traffic there were a lot of impatient drivers trying to navigate around blocked roads.

Clarks Shell Station was affected by the power outage, causing them to lose business since their gas pumps weren’t working.

Assistant Manager Shanequa Winborn was just as frustrated as everyone else who sat in traffic for a long period of time. “Most of our business is gas sales so two days in a row without selling gas can cause a real damper on the business and sales. So, hopefully they can clear this up within the next couple of hours and we can get this done and over, get the lights back on and regular business.”

Clarks Shell and Circle K’s pumps are still down and they are not sure when their store will run properly.

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