Thousands of Entergy customers in southeast Louisiana are without power for hours as temperatures dipped below freezing overnight.
According to the Entergy Outage Map, nearly 10,500 customers in St. Bernard Parish are without as of 5 a.m. Wednesday. The outages, which started as early as 9:21 p.m. Tuesday night extend are impacting several communities from Chalmette to Delacroix Island. Entergy lists 10 a.m. as the estimated restoration time.
“Due to the winter weather that is presently over your area, we are experiencing numerous outages,” the Entergy website says. “Entergy personnel are working as quickly and as safely as possible to restore service.”
The outages also extend to Point A La Hashe in Plaquemines Parish. Nearly 900 customers are without power in Plaquemines Parish as of 5 a.m.
Another 3,200 customers are without power in St. Charles Parish with outages near the Luling, Boutte and Lone Star areas. Entergy says outages in those areas started around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Entergy lists 10 a.m. as the estimated restoration time.
Another 4,600 Entergy customers in Tangipahoa Parish are without power as of 5 a.m. Wednesday. Those outages, which began around 4 a.m., are centered around the Morris Road area. Entergy lists the estimated restoration time for those outages as 7 a.m.
To check the map, click here.
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