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UPDATE: Power restored to 10,000 customers impacted by second winter storm

As of 8 P.M. this evening, Cleco crews have restored power to 10,000 customers impacted by the second winter storm to hit Cleco’s service territory this week.

Posted: Feb 17, 2021 5:31 PM
Updated: Feb 17, 2021 8:31 PM

UPDATE: PINEVILLE, La. – Feb. 17, 2021 (8 p.m.) – Cleco crews have restored power to over 10,000 customers impacted by the second winter storm to hit Cleco’s service territory this week. At peak, the storm left approximately 43,000 Cleco customers without power. “We made progress today despite the icy conditions and freezing temperatures, and we will make more headway tomorrow,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management. “While crews are still working, many customers will be without power overnight.” Restoration Assessment

Below are estimated times for restoration (ETR) for parts of Cleco’s service territory. More ETRs will be communicated as they become available. Please note that unexpected damage or inclement weather could impact restoration efforts and timelines.

Rapides Parish

· Power restored to approximately 6,500 customers today in the following areas:

o Holloway, North of Ball/Tioga, Bentley, Colfax and Pollock

· Power will be restored to 50 percent of customers in Deville, Kolin and Ruby by tomorrow evening, Thursday, Feb. 18.

· Crews will continue to put customers’ power back on beginning tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 18 with full power restoration expected for all by Friday, Feb. 19.

Evangeline Parish

· Power restored to some customers in Pine Prairie, Turkey Creek and parts of Chicot (Hwy. 106 & Hwy. 167). Remaining customers will be without power overnight.

Avoyelles Parish

· Crews are still working in this area to restore power. ETR is expected tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 18.

Acadia Parish

· Crowley – Power restored to all customers who can receive power.

· Basile – Power restored to all customers who can receive power.

Evangeline Parish

· Ville Platte – Power restored to more than half of customers. Approximately 300 will be without power overnight.

· Eunice – Power restored to more than half of customers. Small number of customers will be without power overnight.

· Mamou – Power restored to more than half of customers. Approximately 58 customers will be without power overnight.

St. Landry Parish

· Opelousas – Power restored to all customers who can receive power.

Red River Parish (revised from 4:30 p.m.) Approximately 1,000 customers are expected to be without power overnight. Sabine Parish Approximately 4,000 customers are expected to be without power overnight. Natchitoches Parish All customers expected to be without power overnight. Calcasieu Parish All customers expected to be without power overnight. Vernon Parish Power expected to be restored to majority of customers by tonight; approximately 50 customers will be without power overnight.

Beauregard Parish Power expected to be restored to majority of customers by tonight; approximately 250 customers will be without power overnight.

Power Outages as of 8 p.m.

Acadia Parish 125

Allen Parish 2,480

Avoyelles Parish 7,852

Beauregard Parish 218

DeSoto Parish 307

Evangeline Parish 2,195

Grant Parish 894

Iberia Parish Less than 5

Jefferson Davis Parish 38

LaSalle Parish 11

Natchitoches Parish 115

Rapides Parish 13,101

Red River Parish 1,064

Sabine Parish 3,782

St. Landry Parish 18

St. Martin Parish 5

St. Mary Parish 15

St. Tammany Parish 8

Vernon Parish 34

For the latest information on power outages and restoration efforts, visit Cleco’s Storm Center page at cleco.com or follow the company on Facebook @Cleco Power.


PINEVILLE, La. – Feb. 17, 2021 (4:30 p.m.) – Cleco crews have restored power to 8,000 customers impacted by the second winter storm to hit Cleco’s service territory this week. At peak, the storm left approximately 43,000 Cleco customers without power. “Crews are assessing damage and restoring power, but the accumulation of ice on roadways, trees and power lines is causing delays,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management. “The additional rain we received today plus the freezing temperatures make it difficult for our crews to travel, patrol the lines and make any necessary repairs.” Crews will work into the night, as conditions are safe, but many customers will be without power overnight.

Restoration Assessment

Below are estimated times for restoration (ETR) for parts of Cleco’s service territory. More ETRs will be communicated as they become available. Please note that unexpected damage or inclement weather could impact restoration efforts and timelines.

Red River Parish Approximately 700 to 800 customers are expected to be without power overnight. Sabine Parish Approximately 4,000 are expected to be without power overnight. Natchitoches Parish All customers expected to be without power overnight. Calcasieu Parish All customers expected to be without power overnight. Vernon Parish Power expected to be restored to majority of customers by tonight; approximately 50 customers will be without power overnight.

Beauregard Parish Power expected to be restored to majority of customers by tonight; approximately 250 customers will be without power overnight.

Power Outages as of 4:30 p.m.:

Acadia Parish 18

Allen Parish 2,458

Avoyelles Parish 4,418

Beauregard Parish 280

Calcasieu Parish 8

DeSoto Parish 476

Evangeline Parish 5,032

Grant Parish 1,133

LaSalle Parish 11

Natchitoches Parish 108

Rapides Parish 13,325

Red River 1,065

Sabine Parish 5,776

St. Landry Parish 828

St. Mary Parish 18

St. Tammany Parish Less than 5

Vernon Parish 28

For the latest information on Cleco preparations, outage updates and restoration efforts, visit Cleco’s Storm Center page at www.cleco.com or follow the company on Facebook @Cleco Power.

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