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NEWORLEANS-- As Entergy New Orleans works to restore power to Orleans, a substation outage is affecting nearly 11,000 customers in New Orleans.

The outage is affecting areas in the Central Business District, Mid-City and Uptown.

Before the substation failure, Entergy New Orleans was reporting the number only 5,000 without power inOrleans Parish.

There were reports of a fire at the substation causing heavy outages in the downtown area.

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