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UPDATE: Power restored in Abbeville after transformer was shot

Posted at 9:49 AM, Dec 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-30 15:10:10-05

UPDATE: The power to thousands in the City of Abbeville has been restored.

The power to the south side of the City was restored around 11:45 AM on Thursday.

If any resident in the affected area still does not have power, they are urged to call 337-893-8550 to report localized outages.

Posted Dec. 29, 2021

Around 2,000 customers are without power in the City of Abbeville after someone shot a transformer early Wednesday morning.

The City of Abbeville team is continuing to work on changing out a main transformer at the Felicity Substation. This substation feeds a large portion of the south side of Abbeville. A work crew has assessed the damages and is making repairs, according to a spokesperson for the City. The timeline for power restoration is currently expected to be late Wednesday evening.

The City is asking residents who are currently without power to make preparations now. They do not expect power to be restored before dark.

Based on the initial investigation, the blown transformer was the result of the transformer being shot, according to police. The incident is under investigation. No suspects have been identified at this time.

The Abbeville Police Department is asking that anyone who has any information regarding this or any crime, contact the Abbeville Police Department by calling 337-893-2511. You may contact their “Tips” line at 892-6777. All callers may remain anonymous. Citizens may also send anonymous tips through CrimeStoppers of Vermilion by calling (337) 740-TIPS or the P3 app, which can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

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