Power Outage: Problem at substation leaves parts of Bluebonnet in the dark
BATON ROUGE - As of 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, a power outage has impacted the Bluebonnet-Siegen area.
As a result of the outage, several traffic lights have been knocked out and traffic on Airline Highway is backed up in both directions.
The following traffic lights are not working:
-Bluebonnet Boulevard at Jefferson Highway
-Airline Highway at Bluebonnet
TRAFFIC ALERT- Power outage has knocked out several traffic lights on Airline and Bluebonnet south of I-12. Backups are heavy!— Ashley Fruge' (@ashleywbrz) December 7, 2021
According to Entergy's outage map, just over 1,400 people are in the 70809 zip code have been affected by the outage.
WBRZ spoke with Entergy and a representative said the outage has been traced back to a problem at a substation.
Entergy confirmed that crews are currently on-site at the substation, working to reroute power back to customers through field switching.
More information is expected as Entergy continues to address the issue.
Check back here for updates.
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