UPDATE: As of 5:20 p.m., power had mostly been restored to the Uptown area.
NEW ORLEANS - Nearly 23,000 buildings were without power Tuesday afternoon.
The outage seemed to span from the river to parts of Broadmoor and from Broadway near the river to as far as Earhart, according to Entergy's outage map.
The web site estimates power restoration at 6:30 p.m. As of 5 p.m., power was restored to a significant portion of the outage area, however 2,613 were still without power. According to Entergy's Twitter, the cause of the outage was due to a tripped breaker at a substation serving the Uptown area.
Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta posted on Facebook that he was told that Entergy experienced and overload issue on a substation transformer.
Entergy says crews are out working to restore power.
The city of New Orleans set a record high temperature of 96 degrees Monday and again on Tuesday.