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Cleco updates customers on power restoration efforts

PINEVILLE, La. – Nov. 2, 2018 – Cleco and contractor crews continue efforts to restore power to central Louisiana customers who experienced outages after severe thunderstorms impacted the area.

“Our crews have made great strides in restoring power to customers affected by the storms,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management.  “There was extensive damage across central Louisiana including broken poles, broken cross arms and downed wire.”

As of 8:30 a.m., Cleco had 3,850 customers without power.

Parish

Customers without power

Avoyelles Parish

5

Grant

855

Rapides

2,987

 

“We appreciate our customers’ patience as crews work safely and efficiently to restore power,” said Lass.  

Cleco reminds customers to use caution around downed power lines.  Call 911 or Cleco at 1-800-622-6537 to report unsafe electrical situations.

Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC 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 290,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi.  For more information about Cleco, visit us at www.cleco.com. 

Media Contact:

Jennifer Cahill

318-484-7411

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