Cleco updates power outages from Saturday storms


PINEVILLE, La. - Following the storms that hit Central Louisiana Saturda, Cleco crews are continuing to assess the damage and work on restoration efforts.

A news release said damage includes broken poles, broken cross arms and extensive downed wire from trees and limbs impacting the electric system as rain and strong winds blew through the areas.

Eight to 10 contractor crews are being brought in Saturday from east Texas to assist with debris clean up and restoration efforts.

As of 6 p.m. Saturday, Cleco reported about 9,000 customers without power with most in Avoyelles, Rapides and Vernon parishes. They said they expect some customers will be without power overnight.

Current numbers:
Avoyelles 560
Rapides 3,000
Vernon 2,400
Grant 801

How to report an outage: Cleco customers are encouraged to report outages online at, via text message or by calling 1-800-622-6537. For up-to-the-minute outage information and restoration efforts, visit Cleco’s Storm Center website