Thousands lose power after crane strikes power lines on West Bank

Thousands of people on the West Bank are without power after a crane struck power lines in the 3800 block of Peters Road.

NEW ORLEANS – Thousands of people on the West Bank were without power after a crane struck power lines in the 3800 block of Peters Road Wednesday night.

The Jefferson Parish Fire Department said the crash happened around 8:45 p.m. Peters Road was closed in both directions. The Harvey Fire Department responded to the scene. 

According to the Entergy Outage map, 10,450 customers were without power as of 10 p.m. Wednesday night. An hour later more than 8,000 were still without power. Most of the outages were along Barataria and Lapalco boulevards.

Entergy estimated power will be restored to the area by midnight.

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