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Feb 17, 2021

Power restored to 8,000 customers impacted by second winter storm

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Cleco crews still assessing damage; some customers will be without power overnight

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 Parish

1,065

Sabine Parish

5,776

St. Landry Parish

828

St. Mary Parish

18

St. Tammany Parish

Less than 5

Vernon Parish

28