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Cleco: Power Restored to 8,000 Customers

The following has been released to Q93 from Cleco:

 

PINEVILLE, La. – Feb. 17, 2021 (4:30 p.m.) – Cleco crews have restored power to 8,000 customers impacted by the second winter storm to hit Cleco’s service territory this week.  At peak, the storm left approximately 43,000 Cleco customers without power.

 

“Crews are assessing damage and restoring power, but the accumulation of ice on roadways, trees and power lines is causing delays,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management.  “The additional rain we received today plus the freezing temperatures make it difficult for our crews to travel, patrol the lines and make any necessary repairs.”

Crews will work into the night, as conditions are safe, but many customers will be without power overnight.  
 
Restoration Assessment
Below are estimated times for restoration (ETR) for parts of Cleco’s service territory.  More ETRs will be communicated as they become available.  Please note that unexpected damage or inclement weather could impact restoration efforts and timelines.  
 
Red River Parish
Approximately 700 to 800 customers are expected to be without power overnight.

Sabine Parish
Approximately 4,000 are expected to be without power overnight.

Natchitoches Parish
All customers expected to be without power overnight.

Calcasieu Parish
All customers expected to be without power overnight.

Vernon Parish
Power expected to be restored to majority of customers by tonight; approximately 50 customers will be without power overnight.
 
Beauregard Parish
Power expected to be restored to majority of customers by tonight; approximately 250 customers will be without power overnight.
 
Power Outages as of 4:30 p.m.
Acadia Parish
18
Allen Parish
2,458
Avoyelles Parish
4,418
Beauregard Parish
280
Calcasieu Parish
8
DeSoto Parish
476
Evangeline Parish
5,032
Grant Parish
1,133
LaSalle Parish
11
Natchitoches Parish
108
Rapides Parish
13,325
Red River
1,065
Sabine Parish
5,776
St. Landry Parish
828
St. Mary Parish
18
St. Tammany Parish
Less than 5
Vernon Parish
28

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