Slidell power outage updates


AND MORGAN RIGHT NOW ON THE NORTH SHORE. THOUSANDS STILL WAKING UP WITHOUT POWER IN SAINT TAMMANY PARISH. HERE’S A LIVE LOOK AT THE CLECO MAP. THERE ARE OVER 8000 CUSTOMERS AFFECTED. STAY WITH WDSU AS WE’LL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON THIS SITUATION. AND OF COURSE, OUR COVERAGE OF THE SLIDELL TORNADO AND THOSE ONGOING RECOVERY EFFORTS CONTINUES RIGHT NOW ON WDSU DOT COM. WE HAVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT AVAILABLE

Cleco announces significant progress in power restoration for Slidell

Cleco has announced more progress in the power restoration process on the Northshore. As of Friday morning, officials say at least 19,000 Cleco customers are in the dark. There are clusters of outages in St. Tammany Parish.Morning assessments by Cleco indicate that power will be restored to all Opelousas customers and at least half of the 7,000 remaining customers in Slidell by the end of day. Slidell customers on Lakeview Dr, Rats Nest Road, Carr Drive and West End Blvd. are expected to have power restored early Friday afternoon. “As the day goes on, we’ll have a better idea of restoration times for the remaining 3,500 customers in Slidell, but we do anticipate some customers will remain without power overnight,” said Clint Robichaux, director of distribution operations and reliability. “We understand the inconvenience to our customers. As Cleco employees, we not only work here in Louisiana but live here, too, and have also been impacted by storms. We know it’s not easy and we thank our customers for their patience as we work to safely restore power to our communities.”Customers in the following areas of Slidell and Pearl River are expected to have power restored by end of day today:Villa du Lac ApartmentsOlde Towne SlidellParts of Eagle Point subdivision (Berkely Street, Markham Drive, Olive Drive)Old Spanish Trail (from Howze Beach Blvd. to City Drive and surrounding streets)Parts of Rama Street, MLK Drive, Washington AvenueRemainder of Lincoln Park subdivision, including St. Tammany Junior High, Orchard Street, Duncan DriveBrownsvillage Road (from St. Tammany Avenue to August Avenue, and surrounding streets, Donnis Drive, Sigrid Lane, Richard Avenue, W. Hillcrest Drive, W. Pinehill Street)Village Guthrie in Pearl River (streets surrounding Avenue D., Second Street through Seventh Street)Northshore High SchoolClearwood Junior HighAlton Elementary SchoolCypress Cove Elementary SchoolHoney Island Elementary SchoolRiverside Elementary SchoolWhispering Forest Elementary SchoolIn addition to Cleco personnel, the company has added 360 line mechanics and vegetation specialists to help with power restoration efforts in Slidell.

Cleco has announced more progress in the power restoration process on the Northshore.

As of Friday morning, officials say at least 19,000 Cleco customers are in the dark. There are clusters of outages in St. Tammany Parish.

Morning assessments by Cleco indicate that power will be restored to all Opelousas customers and at least half of the 7,000 remaining customers in Slidell by the end of day.

Slidell customers on Lakeview Dr, Rats Nest Road, Carr Drive and West End Blvd. are expected to have power restored early Friday afternoon.

“As the day goes on, we’ll have a better idea of restoration times for the remaining 3,500 customers in Slidell, but we do anticipate some customers will remain without power overnight,” said Clint Robichaux, director of distribution operations and reliability. “We understand the inconvenience to our customers. As Cleco employees, we not only work here in Louisiana but live here, too, and have also been impacted by storms. We know it’s not easy and we thank our customers for their patience as we work to safely restore power to our communities.”

Customers in the following areas of Slidell and Pearl River are expected to have power restored by end of day today:

  • Villa du Lac Apartments
  • Olde Towne Slidell
  • Parts of Eagle Point subdivision (Berkely Street, Markham Drive, Olive Drive)
  • Old Spanish Trail (from Howze Beach Blvd. to City Drive and surrounding streets)
  • Parts of Rama Street, MLK Drive, Washington Avenue
  • Remainder of Lincoln Park subdivision, including St. Tammany Junior High, Orchard Street, Duncan Drive
  • Brownsvillage Road (from St. Tammany Avenue to August Avenue, and surrounding streets, Donnis Drive, Sigrid Lane, Richard Avenue, W. Hillcrest Drive, W. Pinehill Street)
  • Village Guthrie in Pearl River (streets surrounding Avenue D., Second Street through Seventh Street)
  • Northshore High School
  • Clearwood Junior High
  • Alton Elementary School
  • Cypress Cove Elementary School
  • Honey Island Elementary School
  • Riverside Elementary School
  • Whispering Forest Elementary School

In addition to Cleco personnel, the company has added 360 line mechanics and vegetation specialists to help with power restoration efforts in Slidell.



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2024-04-12 19:44:00

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