NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Entergy New Orleans scrambled to get power back to tens of thousands of customers and to find out what caused the power failure. Spokesman Philip Allison says 34,000 customers were without power about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. As of 5 p.m., the outage number was at about... more »
The strong line of thunderstorms that tore through Acadiana earlier knocked out power to nearly forty five hundred Slemco customers.
Representatives say that power has been restored in some areas, but twenty two hundred are still without power in the Washington and Eunice area.
Witnesses tell Slemco that... more »
There are reports of power outages in Kaplan. According to the Kaplan Herald, the main line that feeds Kaplan at the Selmco substations fell. The local Selmco is currently waiting for crews from Lake Charles to come in and assist.
Many of those falling branches are snapping power lines, knocking out heat and electricity to thousands of customers. Some residents, still without power late Friday night. Both Entergy and CLECO still have some scattered outages and they say some people may not have their power turned back on until Saturday... more »
Thousands of Acadiana residents woke up without power this morning, just as people were getting ready for work and trying to grab a hot breakfast. I-HOP manager, Jamal Marhdi, said power outages aren't uncommon at his restaurant in Lafayette. He said, "one minute or thirty seconds usually happens sometimes because... more »
December 27, 2010 - Today at 6:26 a.m. Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) instructed transmission operators in south central Louisiana to reduce approximately 202 megawatts of demand from the high voltage transmission system. Due to extremely high loading on electric transmission facilities in the area, it was necessary to interrupt... more »
LUS Director Terry Huval says power has now been restored to all LUS customers. About 37,000 of LUS's 60,000 customers were without power starting around 5:15. Power began being restored about 30 minutes later. A transformer failed at the major transmission hub located at the Bonin power plant.
The summer often brings high energy bills, but this year energy companies are worried that some may be left without cool air.
Mary Laurent, Communications Manager at Slemco, said the high temperatures aren’t the only thing to blame "we've also had higher than normal growth in our area,... more »
Classes were out at Westside Elementary in Scott, following a second day of power problems. On Monday, an early morning wreck knocked out power for several hours at the school, but students remained in class. The power went out again at 6:30 AM on Tuesday, so classes were cancelled.