Power outages caused by accident involving electrical pole
BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of people were without power after a car crashed into a utility pole.
The crash happened around 7:45 p.m. on Florida Blvd. near Airline Hwy.
According to a BRPD spokesperson, one vehicle was involved in the crash, hitting a utility pole. The spokesperson said there were no major injuries in the crash, if any.
Around 8:00 p.m., about 900 Entergy customers are without power in the area surrounding the crash, according to a map of outages. That map can be seen here.
As of 9:30 p.m., just over 150 customers are still without power.
According to the DOTD, the exit ramp from Airline Hwy. to Florida Blvd. is closed.
The exit ramp from US 61 North (Airline Highway) to US 190 East (Florida Boulevard) is blocked due to an accident. Congestion is minimal.— Baton Rouge Traffic (@BR_Traffic) May 27, 2017
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Sheriff's office admits to mistake after not sending rape kit...
Tired of sifting through multiple mortgage company requests
Central residents tired of flooding; drainage clean-up to begin July 10
Woman accused in murder of molester takes plea deal
Area ice cream shop fires employees after tirade aimed at sheriff's deputies