Tangipahoa: Cold weather causes over 8,000 outages, leads nine area schools to start two hours later
On Wednesday morning, Tangipahoa parish school officials issued a two-hour delay to the start of school due to power issues.
Schools impacted were:
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.