Acadia

Jan 3, 2014 4:45 PM by Ian Auzenne

Cleco: Sugar cane debris caused power outage

Cleco says sugar cane debris is responsible for a major power outage in Acadia Parish earlier this week.

According to company representatives, preliminary investigations show that soot and other debris from sugar cane burning landed on a wire. This, they say, caused the wire to arc, knocking out power to the substation.

Crowley residents and some parish residents just outside of city limits lost power around 5 p.m. Tuesday. 6,600 customers were affected by the outage.

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