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Tangipahoa: Cold weather causes over 8,000 outages, leads nine area schools to start two hours later

4 weeks 22 hours 16 minutes ago Wednesday, November 13 2019 Nov 13, 2019 November 13, 2019 6:53 AM November 13, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

On Wednesday morning, Tangipahoa parish school officials issued a two-hour delay to the start of school due to power issues.

Schools impacted were:

Loranger High

Loranger Middle

Loranger Elementary

Independence High

Independence Mideel

Independence Leadership

Nesom Elementary

Midway

Natalbany Middle

An arctic blast and resulting record-low temperatures left nearly 8,500 Entergy customers in the Tangipahoa area without power on Wednesday morning. The outages are evenly split between Hammond and Amite. 

Officials with Entergy have linked the outages to an equipment issue in one of their substations and say they're working to resolve the issue as quickly and safely as possible. 

Click here for more information regarding the delay of classes, and here for more information on south Louisiana's current weather conditions. 

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