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320 lineman, tree trimmers join LUS for power restoration

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 11:44:23-04

Over 320 linemen and tree trimming personnel from Florida, Kentucky, Alabama, Oklahoma, Georgia and the Carolinas representing 19 cities will be on hand to assist the Lafayette Utilities System with power restoration after Hurricane Delta.

Due to the size of the storm, LUS says that damage may be extensive and may result in an extended period of time without power.

Once the storm passes and winds have dropped below 39 miles per hour, power restoration will begin with an assessment of the damage, they say.

After damage assessments, repairs will start at generating facilities and transmission lines. Work will then continues to the distribution substations, main line repairs, and critical need facilities such as hospitals, police and fire stations.

LUS says that restoration will continue to power poles and overhead transformers in an effort to restore services to the largest number of customers as soon as possible.

Customers and Lafayette residents are asked to keep a safe distance from crews working in the area as a safety measure.

For customer’s experiencing a power outage, call (337) 291-9200 or if you see a down power line or having water issues, call (337) 291-5700.

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