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Cleco to shut off power Sunday night to Opelousas customers for maintenance

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Posted at 4:51 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-13 23:51:27-04

Cleco customers in Opelousas will be without power for a few hours starting Sunday night as crews perform maintenance work on a major transmission power line.

To safely perform the work, power will be turned off for Cleco customers in the city of Opelousas for approximately four hours or less beginning at 11:59 p.m. Sunday night.

"We plan to make the repairs safely, and as quickly as possible, and we want our customers to be aware and prepared," explained James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management. "Maintaining the electrical system is part of our commitment to deliver safe, reliable power to the citizens of Opelousas."

Customers should expect electricity to be restored around 4 a.m. Monday morning.

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