Skip to comments.Power knocked out throughout much of Baton Rouge CBD, could take hours to restore
Posted on 10/19/2018 12:18:07 PM PDT by robowombat
Much of downtown Baton Rouge lost power during the lunch hour and Entergy officials say the outage could last hours.
The heart of the Central Business District lost power around 12:40 p.m., says Entergy spokesman David Freese, after a non-Entergy contractor damaged an underground cable.
Entergy is currently assessing the damage, which will take hours to repair, says Freese, cautioning its impossible to provide an accurate restoration time until Though City Hall is impacted, Chief Administrative Officer Darryl Gissel says the city-parish government building is operating on backup generators and will remain open.
City-parish officials urge caution traveling in the area as all traffic signals are down.
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Did a rat chew the power cable?
*A* cable was cut???
No diversity of service, eh?
Be out of downtown before dark. Before the looting starts.
Power restored in EBR after morning outage
BATON ROUGE - Power has been restored to customers in East Baton Rouge after reported morning outage.
The outage was reported around 4:30 a.m. in the area of Jones Creek and S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. According to Entergy, the outage was caused by a downed wire. Originally more than 2,000 customers were without power, by 5:45 a.m. that number had dropped to just over 200.
Power was restored around 10:30 a.m.
Could be. We have lots of Democrats here in the big cities.
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