A downed power line knocked out power to thousands of homes Monday afternoon on Bolivar Peninsula.

What caused the power line to fall was not immediately known. A spokeswoman for Entergy, the power company that services the peninsula, said the line failure could have been weather-related.

More than 2,800 power customers were without power at 3:30 p.m., according to the company’s website. The company estimated that power would be restored by 6 p.m. Monday.

Temperatures on the peninsula were below 40 degrees all day.

— John Wayne Ferguson

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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