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LUS: about 50,000 customers without power after Hurricane Delta

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Posted at 11:44 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-10 00:44:58-04

LAFAYETTE, La. — Lafayette Utilities System says that approximately 50,000 customers are currently without power due to high winds and extensive damage from Hurricane Delta.

According to a release, LUS says it will begin restoration efforts once wind speeds have dropped below 39 miles per hour, making it safe for LUS and mutual aid crews to begin assessment and repair work.

Starting with restoration of transmission lines to distribution substations, LUS and mutual aid crews will work to restore services to the greatest number of customers as soon as possible.

LUS states in the release that they understand customers are having trouble calling in to report power outages.

To report an outage or down power line or power pole, please call LUS at (337) 291-5700.

LUS reminds residents to not touch or drive over any fallen power lines.

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