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Progress in restoring electricity, water challenges remain

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Progress is being made to restore electricity across parts of Louisiana and Mississippi that experienced freezing cold temperatures last week. But challenges remain in getting water services restored.

Posted: Feb 21, 2021 12:14 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Progress is being made to restore electricity across parts of Louisiana and Mississippi that experienced freezing cold temperatures last week. But challenges remain in getting water services restored. Crews have been out in force in recent days to restore power after temperatures plummeted earlier in the week. Rising temperatures across the region are also helping. Communities in both states are still working to restore water services after the freezing temperatures iced equipment and caused water lines to burst. Water distribution sites have been set up in Lake Charles and the Shreveport area for Sunday.

Lafayette
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New Iberia
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Opelousas
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Abbeville
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Jennings
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Opelousas
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