BREAKING NEWS Man Injured In Officer Involved Shooting in Kaplan; Investigation Ongoing Full Story
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Suspect Identified Following Officer Involved Shooting in Abbeville Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Cleco has restored power to 97 percent of customers impacted by winter storm

Company working toward full power restoration today

Posted: Feb 16, 2021 4:11 PM

PINEVILLE, La. – Feb. 16, 2021 (4 p.m.) – As of 4 p.m., Cleco has restored power to over 10,000 of the 11,110 customers impacted by Winter Storm Uri which impacted much of the company’s service territory beginning Sunday night and into Monday morning.

“Provided we don’t encounter any unexpected system or equipment damage, we expect to restore power to all customers who can accept power by end of day today,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management. “As we wrap up restoration from this storm, we are preparing for a second storm, Winter Storm Viola.” In preparation for the possibility of more freezing rain, sleet and snow across the company’s service territory, Cleco has secured nearly 400 contractors in addition to Cleco resources. “As conditions are expected to deteriorate due to Winter Storm Viola, we are asking customers to avoid unnecessary travel and reserve the roadways for first responders and emergency personnel,” said Lass. “If traveling is necessary, please yield to first responder vehicles and allow them the right-of-way. Creating unnecessary traffic may delay first responders from reaching their destination to perform work in a timely manner.” Winter Storm Uri Power Outages as of 4 p.m. DeSoto – Less than 5 customers Iberia – 64 customers Rapides – 139 customers St. Mary – 58 customers St. Tammany – 22 customers Vernon – 58 customers Cleco Customer Service Office Closures: The following offices will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 17 due to Winter Storm Uri.

· Bunkie Customer Service Office

· DeRidder Customer Service Office

· Mansfield Customer Service Office

· Pineville Customer Service Office

· Ville Platte Customer Service Office

· Opelousas Customer Service Office

· Eunice Customer Service Office

· Crowley Customer Service Office

· New Iberia Customer Service Office

· Franklin Customer Service Office

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

Lafayette
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 52°
New Iberia
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 54°
Opelousas
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 49°
Abbeville
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 50°
Jennings
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 54°
New Iberia
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 54°
Opelousas
Partly Cloudy
48° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 48°
Showers and storms possible this afternoon

Latest Video

Image

Tracking Rain Chances This Afternoon

Image

Tracking rain tomorrow and a great weekend

Image

National Nutrition Month: Healthy Snacks To Make At Home

Image

Bayou Teche Museum, George Rodrigue Exhibit

Image

KidLit Pick of the Week: Firefighters’ Busy Day! by Maria Bostian

Image

Keeping Investing Super Simple

Image

Al Hebert Bayou Teche Museum 1

Image

Southwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery One Year Anniversary

Image

lca advances

Image

Plenty of Sunshine Today

Community Events