NEW ORLEANS — Thousands of Entergy New Orleans customers in Algiers woke up without power Wednesday morning.
A spokesperson for Entergy New Orleans said the outage started around 4:20 a.m. after a barge on the Mississippi River near Algiers Point struck equipment.
The company's outage map reported that more than 5,000 customers were without power for nearly two hours. As of 6:30 a.m., only 63 customers were without power.
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