Cleco says it is continuing to monitor winter weather that could pose a threat of freezing rain, sleet and snow across the company’s service territory.
The weather is expected to begin on Friday night and continue into early next week.
See more on the winter weather from the KATC weather team.
“In addition to Cleco crews, we’ve secured additional line mechanics to help restore power in the event of outages,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management. “We’ve also secured additional vegetation crews to help clear debris should trees fall on power lines or block roadway access to our electrical systems and equipment.”
They company warns that the weight of ice or snow on trees can cause limbs to fall on power lines. The buildup of ice or snow on lines, can cause power outages.
“Now is the time to prepare,” said Lass. “Gather supplies you might need during a power outage, charge cell phones, gather extra batteries, bring pets indoors, keep out the cold with insulation, caulking and weather stripping and test generators.”
Cleco says that customers should always assume all downed power lines are live and stay away. Downed power lines can be reported by calling 1-800-622-6537 and 911. For additional storm preparation tips, visit Cleco’s Storm Center page at www.cleco.com or follow the company on Facebook @Cleco Power.
The following Cleco Customer Service offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 15 due to the winter storm threat:
- Bunkie Customer Service Office
- DeRidder Customer Service Office
- Mansfield Customer Service Office
- Pineville Customer Service Office
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