Alexandria, La. (Dec. 16, 2019)—Severe weather along with tornadic activity caused some significant power outages in several areas due to broken poles, downed trees and lines on Monday contained mainly on the western side of the city along the Hwy. 28 West corridor, according to Alexandria Utility Systems Director Michael Marcotte.
“Crews are working as long as they can safely tonight,” Marcotte said. “However, the extensive damage may mean that some areas will likely experience extended outages into tomorrow.”
The areas most affected are expected to have power restored sometime Tuesday include:
• St. Andrews
• Johnny Downs
• East Sycamore
• West Sycamore
• Browns Bend
• Enterprise Rd. (b/t Hwy. 1 and England Dr.)
• Plantation (off Bayou Rapides)
“There are 50 additional lineworkers on site or en route to assist with efforts to restore power,” explained Marcotte. “Some of the damage, however, is severe and work will resume as soon it is safe to do so in the morning.”
If your home sustained damage it may require inspection before service can be restored.
Residents are reminded to avoid downed lines as they may still be energized.
Customers are asked to report downed trees, trees on power lines, debris blocking roadways and outages online through the AlexConnects app. Downed wires, poles and other equipment should be reported to the Electric Distribution Department at (318) 473-1301.
Highway 28 West is reopened but traffic lights remain out in some areas. The City urges drivers to find alternate routes rather than traveling on Hwy. 28W.
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