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Cleco restores power to 80 percent of customers

Pineville, La., Dec. 8, 2017 – As of 4:30 p.m., Cleco had restored power to roughly 80 percent of customers following a wintry mix of ice and snow that disrupted power to over 16,000 customers across its service territory. 

“Unless road conditions become unsafe, Cleco crews will continue to work through the night to restore power to our customers,” said James Lass, manager of distribution operations and emergency management.  “Our hope is to have power restored to all customers tonight, but there is a chance that dropping temperatures could cause wet roads to freeze making them unsafe and impassable leaving some customers in St. Tammany and Washington parishes without power through the night.”  

Parish             

Customer outages

Acadia

7

Allen

69

Avoyelles

634

Evangeline

273

Iberia

16

Rapides

140

St. Landry

7

St. Martin

21

St. Mary

23

St. Tammany

1,861

Washington

610

TOTAL

3,661

 

“We ask that our customers with medical needs and small children make arrangements for tonight in the event we are unable to restore power to all customers,” said Lass. 

Cleco thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to be aware of possible downed lines. Stay away from low-hanging or downed lines. Call Cleco or 911 to report an unsafe situation with electricity.

Cleco is a regional energy company that conducts substantially all of its business operation through its primary subsidiary, Cleco Power. Cleco Power is a regulated electric utility company that owns nine generating units with a total nameplate capacity of 3,310 MWs and serves approximately 288,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi.  For more information about Cleco, visit www.cleco.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ClecoPower.

Media Contact:

Jennifer Cahill

318-484-7411

                                                                                           

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