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Report: rat causes power outage, closes Orleans criminal court

4 months 3 days 17 hours ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 January 18, 2017 2:50 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ
Image: MidCity Messenger

NEW ORLEANS - An Entergy spokesperson says a rodent caused a power outage at the Orleans Parish criminal court, forcing the court to close Wednesday.

According to a WWLTV report, a rat or rodent made contact with an arrester, a piece of equipment that protects the building against power surges. Crews are still working to confirm the cause of the outage.

People scheduled for jury duty or other business at the court were unable to attend due to the outage. Administrators say they are hopeful to reopen the court by Thursday.

Read the full report on WWLTV.com

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