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  • Donaldsonville Primary School closed due to power outage

    May 4, 2017 8:15 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Donaldsonville Primary School will be closed Thursday due to a power outage in the area. Ascension Parish School officials say it is unclear when power to the school will be restored. Donaldsonville Primary employees should report and receive assignments from Principal Mary McMahan. more »
  • 5 miles of traffic on Perkins Road due to power outage

    April 27, 2017 6:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A power outage cut power from traffic lights, creating a huge traffic jam during the evening commute Thursday. Entergy reported a power outage in the Southdowns area, which impacted the light on Perkins Road at the intersection with Balis Drive. An already congested highway started to... more »
  • Entergy: fallen tree limb caused Kenilworth Parkway outage

    March 7, 2017 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Crews say a fallen tree branch caused power outages for more than 2,000 customers off Kenilworth Parkway Tuesday morning. A spokesperson for Entergy said a tree limb fell from a customer's tree onto a power line. The outage impacted 1,800 customers. Crews restored power to the... more »
  • Ascension Catholic HS, Ascension Head Start closed due to power outages

    February 8, 2017 8:03 AM

    ASCENSION – Two schools and the Ascension Parish School Board in Donaldsonville will be closed Wednesday due to power outages from Tuesday’s severe weather. Ascension Catholic High School and the Ascension Head Start as well as the school board office will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 8. Central office... more »
  • 1,300 West Feliciana residents still without power following Monday's storms

    January 4, 2017 1:49 PM

    WEST FELICIANA – Residents in West Feliciana Parish are still without power on Wednesday following Monday's severe weather. The Demco outage map shows more than 1,300 customers are still without power as of noon Wednesday. Demco told WBRZ that the damage to the area caused from the storms was... more »
  • Power restored to most following outage to 4,000 residents

    January 2, 2017 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE – According to Entergy, power has been restored to most after thousands of residents were out of power on Monday morning. The Entergy power outage map showed that about 4,460 residents were without power from Industriplex Boulevard near the Airline/Jefferson area to Highland Road. Additionally, residents in... more »
  • Scattered power outages after overnight lightning show

    August 7, 2016 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - About one-thousand customers were without electricity Sunday morning after overnight storms rolled through the city. Outages were scattered and clusters impacted as many as 50 to 100 people in some isolated areas. Entergy said it was hoping to restore most people by lunch Sunday afternoon. ... more »
  • Power cut to Plaquemine overnight Thursday for repairs Play Video

    August 3, 2016 1:15 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The entire city will be without power overnight Thursday. Power will be cut to repair a switch on a substation that feeds all of Plaquemine. The outage is due to repairs being made by Entergy, the city said in a news release, trying to avoid blame for... more »
  • Power restored for 1,700 residents

    July 29, 2016 7:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A crash on Airline Highway at Greenwell Street left 1,700 people without power Friday morning. A vehicle hit a power line at around 5 a.m. Baton Rouge Police Department said the injuries from this accident are non life-threating. According to Entergy, power was restored to... more »
  • Fire department responds to utility fire; power restored after outage

    May 2, 2016 2:15 PM

    MORGAN CITY - A fire at a electricity substation knocked out power to some customers Monday morning. The fire sparked when a transformer blew at the Onstead Street substation, the city posted on its Facebook page. The fire department extinguished the fire and utility crews were assessing the damage... more »
  • EF-1 Tornado confirmed in St. Helena Parish Play Video

    March 31, 2016 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The National Weather Service determined that an EF-1 Tornado touched down near Greensburg in St. Helena Parish. NWS estimates winds up to 95 miles per hour knocked down around a dozen trees Thursday morning on Lathan Bridges Road. NWS also believes the same storm system also... more »
  • Gusting winds knock out power to thousands across the area

    February 8, 2016 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A few thousand people lost power Monday due to high winds. Outages were across the city, but clustered in many spots around Old South Baton Rouge, Merrydale, Broadmoor, and east of Santa Maria along Airline Highway. There were also small clusters of outages in Livingston and... more »
  • Thousands lose power after crash Wednesday night

    December 16, 2015 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Thousands of people lost power Wednesday night when a car crashed destroyed transformers south of LSU. The wreck happened at the intersection of Nicholson and Lee between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Power lines were knocked over, covering the street and transformers fell and disconnected power from... more »
  • Power outage to end charter school classes early

    November 5, 2015 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Administrators at a Baton Rouge charter school said a power outage forced them to end classes early and call parents to pick up their children Thursday. Director Diana Haynes of JK Haynes Elementary said the outage was expected to last through the rest of the school... more »
  • Nearly 4,000 homes in the dark after storms

    October 25, 2015 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As of Monday morning nearly 4,000 homes people were in the dark around southern Louisiana due to bad storms. Entergy said more than 1,800 homes lost power in East Baton Rouge Parish as of Monday morning, with most of those outages along Perkins Road between Bluebonnet... more »
  • Regulators want to know about storm power outage, meeting set for Wednesday

    May 12, 2015 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wednesday, the Public Service Commission will discuss with power suppliers issues associated with the April 27th storm that knocked out power to thousands of people across the region. In the city of Baton Rouge, some Entergy customers did not get power restored until four days after... more »
  • Numerous schools closed Tuesday, due to damages

    April 27, 2015 7:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sixteen East Baton Rouge School System public schools will be closed Tuesday, the system announced late Monday. The severe weather throughout the area has caused mass power outages, most of which are still being attended to. Here are the schools that are closed: Assumption Parish •... more »
  • Storms blamed for 2 deaths sweep across the South

    October 14, 2014 10:30 AM

    ATLANTA - A severe storm system is roughing up much of the South for a second day. It knocked out power to tens of thousands and snarled morning commutes. The storm system claimed two lives yesterday after spinning off tornadoes in Arkansas and Missouri. And it sent heavy thunderstorms across... more »
  • Storms bring outages, traffic woes

    August 25, 2014 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Afternoon storms caused power outages and traffic trouble across the Baton Rouge area Monday. Entergy reported more than 1,800 people lost power in northern Baton Rouge after lightning struck a transformer east of Plank Road and Airline Highway. Power was quickly restored to most customers. ... more »
  • Storms knock out power to thousands

    July 11, 2014 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Afternoon storms knocked out power to thousands of people around southern Louisiana Friday. Entergy reported more then 4,500 people in East Baton Rouge Parish alone lost power around 5 p.m. The biggest cluster of outages were reported along O'Neal Lane, with around 2,400 people in... more »
  • Entergy grilled over power outages Play Video

    July 9, 2014 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials with Entergy were taken to task Wednesday over recent power outages across the capital city. "I'm particularly interested in what's going on in isolated areas," said Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, "and I think you know where we have a problem." Inside the PSC... more »
  • Several dead, 70K without power after upstate NY storms

    July 9, 2014 5:28 AM

    SMITHFIELD, N.Y.- Officials in central New York say four people are dead, numerous homes are destroyed or damaged and more than 70,000 utility customers are without power after severe thunderstorms rolled through the region. The Madison County Sheriff's Office says the deaths occurred in the rural town of Smithfield, between... more »
  • Hurricane Arthur weakens to a Category 1 storm

    July 4, 2014 8:13 AM

    KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - Hurricane Arthur has weakened to Category 1 storm in the Atlantic after bringing flooding and power outages to North Carolina's Outer Banks overnight. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Arthur's maximum sustained winds have decreased to 90 mph with additional weakening expected. Meanwhile, a new... more »

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