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Feb 19, 2021

Power restored to 70 percent of customers impacted by second winter storm

Gene Gunter Rd_web

PINEVILLE, La. – Feb. 19, 2021 (4 p.m.) – As of 4 p.m. today, Cleco has restored power to approximately 30,000 of the roughly 43,000 customers who lost power after a second winter storm hit Cleco’s service territory within the same week. 

“We’re making progress,” said James Lass, director of distribution and emergency management.  “Our crews are patrolling lines and making repairs as safely and quickly as possible to restore power to our remaining customers.”

Cleco’s damage assessments indicate that power outages from the second winter storm were primarily due to the accumulation of ice.

“So far, our crews have found 187 trees on power lines throughout our service territory.  They also found broken poles, damaged transformers, broken cross arms and downed power lines,” said Lass.

Cleco provided estimated times for restoration (ETR) during its noon update and will continue to share ETRs as they become available on its website and Facebook page. 

Power Outages as of 4 p.m.

Allen Parish

98

Avoyelles Parish

3,143

Catahoula Parish

24

DeSoto Parish

144

Evangeline Parish

381

Grant Parish

962

LaSalle Parish

11

Natchitoches Parish

120

Rapides Parish

6,680

Red River Parish

11

Sabine Parish

1,233

St. Landry Parish

20

Vernon Parish

34