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Sep 2, 2021

Cleco crews restore power to nearly 30,000 customers

Lineman Restoring Power

Company offers more restoration updates

PINEVILLE, La. – Sept. 2, 2021 (12 p.m.)
– As of noon today, Cleco has restored power to nearly 30,000 of the roughly 97,000 customers in St. Tammany Parish who lost electricity after Hurricane Ida.

“We’re making progress, but we continue to find damage to our distribution equipment,” said Clint Robichaux, manager of distribution operations support.  “Our distribution damage numbers have increased since yesterday.  And while our initial damage assessment will be complete by end of day today, we will likely continue to find damage as the restoration effort progresses.” 

Distribution damage to-date by the numbers*

Poles

Transformers

Crossarms

Spans of Wire Down

Trees on Wire

299

194

1,082

2,291

1,457

*Numbers are expected to increase by about 30 to 50 percent.


Restoration Estimates

Below are estimated times for restoration (ETR).  Additional ETRs will be shared, as they become available.  Please note that unexpected damage or inclement weather could impact restoration efforts and timelines. 

With the large number of crews working to restore power, sometimes repairs can be made before the assessment and estimate are documented.

St. Tammany Parish
Slidell

  • ETR Wednesday, Sept.1 for the following streets:
    • Carr Drive
    • Some customers on Rat Nest Road
    • Westside of Hwy. 11 to Lake Ponchartrain
  • ETR is noon today, Thursday, Sept. 2 for Spectrum Communications (on Hwy. 11 and Ben Thomas Road)
  • ETR is today, Thursday, Sept. 2 for the following streets:
    • Camp Salmen Road
    • Williams Road
    • Gause Blvd. near Tractor Supply (including Tractor Supply)
    • Dixie Ranch Road up to and including Fenner Road
    • Victoria Park subdivision (off Dixie Ranch Rd.)
    • Henry Mayfield School on Hwy. 190 W.
  • Off Lopez Street, power restored Wednesday, Sept. 1, to the following streets:
    • Plum Dr.
    • Arbor Dr.
    • Portions of City Dr.
    • Popular Dr.
  • Power restored to all the businesses on East Howze Beach Road parallel to I-10 except for first two businesses off Old Spanish Trail.Crews are surveying damage.

Power Outages as of noon  

Parish

Customers Affected

Customers Served

Percent of Customers Affected

St. Tammany

66,987

96,974

70%

Washington

797

799

100%