Unexplained Outages in Three Baton Rouge Areas

Baton Rouge (April 23, 2014) – Entergy Louisiana is hopeful that many of it’s nearly 30,000 customers that lost power will regain it by 11:00 p.m. Wednesday evening.

There was no reason given for the outages during the event by Entergy spokesman, Will Johnson, while acknowledging the companies efforts to take care of the problem.

In the Siegen Lane and Perkins area, residents from surrounding neighborhoods found their way the the corner Jack in the Box where power was still on. Attendants took orders for food while one Entergy customer recharged their phone in order to be ready for work in the morning.

Reports came in at around 10:20 that some power had been restored in the 70810 area.

Power Outages Map from Entergy Louisiana, April 23 2014.
Power Outages Map from Entergy Louisiana, April 23 2014.

Updates from Entergy Louisiana ‏@EntergyLA on Twitter:

Approx. 30,000 BR-area custs lost power due to equipment failure. Power already restored in some areas. Crews working to restore rest ASAP. 10:24 PM – 23 Apr 2014.
All power has been safely restored to customers in the Baton Rouge area. We apologize for any inconvenience. 10:34 PM – 23 Apr 2014.
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