Bird damages Entergy equipment, knocks out power for thousands in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - Nearly 10,000 Entergy customers lost power across New Orleans Wednesday morning after a bird reportedly damaged vital electrical equipment.
WWL-TV reported about 9,800 Entergy customers were without power around 9:30 a.m., including parts of the city's Central Business District.
"Our preliminary investigation indicates that a bird may have been the cause of the outage," a statement from the company said. "We hope to have estimated times of restoration shortly."
Power was restored to a majority of the affected customers by around noon.
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