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Thousands lose power Wednesday evening

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Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:39 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Dec 5, 2012 7:39 PM
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Topics: power, plaquemine, brusly, west baton rouge, iberville

PLAQUEMINE- Thousands of people are without power after connectivity was lost between some power grids Wednesday night.

Mayor Mark Gulotta said the issue is believed to be a connection problem with an Entergy line. Gulotta said crews are working to pinpoint which line is having an issue, and restore services.

Power was lost just after 7 p.m. and is expected to be off for a little while. Gulotta said he expected an update on the situation by about 8:30 p.m.

Gulotta said there's no emergency situation, and city services are functioning.

"All city services work; the water is fine. We have backup generators powering those things," Gulotta said.

The outage is spanning two parishes. Power is out along LA 1 from Plaquemine in Iberville Parish, into West Baton Rouge where Brusly is also without power.

Calls to Entergy spokespeople went unanswered.

Stay with WBRZ.com and watch WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 for the latest on this breaking story.

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