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Limb falls on line; many in Broussard without power

Power outages
Posted at 8:36 PM, Sep 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-20 21:36:50-04

A large pine limb fell on a major transmission line tonight, leaving Slemco customers in Broussard without power.

Slemco spokesperson Mary Laurent said it's not uncommon for branches or trees to be weakened by high winds - like we had with Laura a few weeks ago - and then fall during the next storm.

Although it hasn't been stormy in Broussard today, it has been windy. The power went out about 7:15 p.m. and 8:35 p.m. it was back on in some areas.

Laurent said it might be 9:30 p.m. before all customers were back on.