STORM COVERAGE: Power outages, road closures, storm resources

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The City of Alexandria experienced minimal impact early this morning as a line of thunderstorms that produced hail and tornadoes in Texas Friday moved through Central Louisiana. While there were some scattered power outages from downed tree limbs, no tornadoes developed locally and there was minimal damage reported from the anticipated hurricane-force straight-line winds.


As of 5 p.m. Saturday, Cleco has restored power to 97 percent of the 12,000 customers without power outages following severe storms across its service territory.

Local outages:
Rapides: 221 outages
Grant: 121 outages

“Crews have been working to restore power since the storms hit last night and early this morning,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management. "So, in addition to our local crews, we have brought in crews from other areas of the state to help with restoration efforts. With the possible exception of a handful of customers in more remote areas, we anticipate that all customers’ power will be restored tonight.”

“Crews will work into the night and tomorrow to return power to all customers,” said Lass. “We appreciate our customers’ patience as crews work safely and efficiently to restore power.”

Click here for Cleco's outage map.


There are no storm-related road closure reports at this time.


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