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Outage Wednesday in Opelousas caused by squirrel

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Posted at 9:54 AM, Oct 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-07 10:54:04-04

Cleco says their customers in Opelousas experienced a power outage in Wednesday evening.

Officials say the outage happened October 6, 2021, from 5:45 p.m. until 6:20 p.m.

The outage was due to animal interference at a substation which caused multiple circuits to lose power. Cleco says the animal was a squirrel.

Approximately 2,682 customers lost power during the outage. Power was restored to all customers at 6:20 p.m.

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