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Feb 20, 2021

Power restored to 83 percent of customers affected by second winter storm

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Cleco offers restoration updates on impacted parishes

PINEVILLE, La. – Feb. 20, 2021 (1 p.m.) – As of 1 p.m. today, Cleco has restored power to nearly 36,000 customers affected by the second winter storm.  At the height of the storm, approximately 43,000 customers were without power. 

Restoration Updates
Below are estimated times for restoration (ETR).  Please note that unexpected damage or inclement weather could impact restoration efforts and timelines.  The ETRs also will be posted on Cleco’s website and Facebook page.

Grant Parish 
Power has been restored to approximately 93 percent of customers in Grant Parish.  Crews are still working in these areas and will continue working throughout the weekend and possibly Monday, Feb. 22 making repairs and restoring power.  Cleco estimates power will be restored to approximately 99 percent of customers in Grant Parish by tonight.

  • Atlanta, Bentley, Colfax, Dry Prong, Williana, Georgetown, Montgomery, Pollock

Rapides Parish
Power has been restored to approximately 91 percent of customers in Rapides Parish.  There are a large number of isolated and scattered outages.  Crews will be working throughout the weekend and possibly Monday, Feb. 22 making repairs and restoring power.  Cleco estimates power will be restored to approximately 95 percent of customers by tonight.

  • Alexandria - Greenway Park & Willow Glenn
  • Barron, Big Island, Buckeye, Deville, Hickory Grove, Holloway
  • Camp Beauregard, Esler, Pineville (outside limits)
  • Kingsville, Kolin, Paradise
  • Ruby
  • Willie Clark Road, AB Porter Road
  • Ball
  • Boyce, Gardner, Hot wells
  • McNutt, Wilda
  • Elmer
  • Flatwoods, Pinecoupee
  • Hineston, Glenmora, La Camp
  • Chopin, Lena, Martco, Sharp
  • Rock Quarry, Taylor Hill
  • Mora
  • Otis
  • Lecompte, Forest Hill, Woodworth (outside city limits), Poland

Allen Parish

  • Oakdale/near Oakdale – Approximately 59 customers are without power. These are scattered outages, but power should be restored to these customers by tonight.

Avoyelles Parish

  • Moreauville and Simmesport – Power has been restored to all customers who can receive power.
  • Bunkie and St. Landry (town) – Crews are working in these areas, and power will be restored to 85 percent of these customers by tonight.
  • Mansura, Hessmer, Cottonport, Effie, Marksville (outside city limits), Plaucheville, Effie, Vick – Crews have been working in these areas for multiple days.Tree damage was significant.Power will be restored to 75 percent of these customers by tonight.
  • There will be some camps without power until Monday, Feb. 22.

Evangeline Parish

  • Bayou Chicot and Turkey Creek – Crews are working in these areas, and power will be restored to 85 percent of these customers by tonight.

DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River and Sabine Parishes

  • Crews have restored power to most customers in these four parishes.There are currently about 347 customers without power.Power will be restored to 99 percent of these customers by tonight.Crews will work throughout the weekend on any remaining outages and make other needed repairs to return Cleco’s system back to normal operations.

Power Outages as of 1 p.m.

Acadia Parish

Less than 5

Allen Parish

52

Avoyelles Parish

1,759

Catahoula Parish

26

DeSoto Parish

47

Evangeline Parish

297

Grant Parish

601

Natchitoches Parish

85

Rapides Parish

3,997

Red River Parish

Less than 5

Sabine Parish

209

Vernon Parish

14