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Power restored in Vermilion Parish after SLEMCO outage

Posted: 5:38 PM, Oct 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-14 20:11:25-04

The power for SLEMCO customers has been restored after an outage in the Vermilion Parish area.

Spokeswoman Mary Laurent says the outage was caused by a fuse in the Gueydan substation. Crews were able to return power to customers within 6:00 pm hour.

Officials say the outage occurred within the 5:00 pm hour.

The outage was isolated to the Gueydan substation, officials say. About 962 customers with SLEMCO were without power as a result of that outage.