Alexandria prepared for Barry, expected outages

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Alexandria Utilities Service has restored power to 85 residents as of 6 p.m. due to early bands of weather in the area. Additional outages are expected overnight. As the weather moves in, residents should remain at home and off the streets. Alexandria Police Department worked an average of one accident per hour Saturday.

The City has prepared and continues to monitor the weather. The Alexandria Emergency Operations Center will remain open 24-hours a day for the duration of the storm recovery. Residents can report non-emergency issues thereby calling 318-441-6231 or by using the AlexConnects app.

Updates by Service Area

Electric Service
Crews will continue to make repairs and restore outages until conditions become unsafe this evening. We will begin damage assessment and restoration Sunday morning as weather conditions allow.

The Streets Department will work with the Alexandria Police Department to monitor streets overnight. Residents who wish to report a streets issue should call Alexandria First Call at 318-441-6231.

Police and Fire
Services are positioned to respond to emergency calls.

Bus Service
City bus service ran as normal on Saturday. There are no services on Sunday.

Sanitation Service
Crews completed their outstanding green waste calls Saturday evening. Sunday they will assist in clearing streets and respond to other calls as needed.

Animal Shelter
The Alexandria Animal Shelter is accepting animals from those housed in area shelters. It is not open for other services on Saturday and Sunday.

Parks and Community Centers
City parks and community centers remain closed Saturday and Sunday. The Bolton Avenue Community Center is an active shelter site.

We are no longer distributing sandbags, and we have closed the self-service location.

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