Power restored to Westbank after 12,000 customer outage


According to the utility company, outages stretched from Algiers to Terrytown down to Harvey and Gretna.

NEW ORLEANS — A power outage Saturday cut electricity to thousands of people on the Westbank, as preparations begin for the possibility of severe weather next week. 

The outage shut down power for around 12,500 people, according to the Entergy outage map. 

According to the utility company, outages stretched from Algiers to Terrytown down to Harvey and Gretna. 

Entergy spokesperson Lee Sabatini said crews isolated the cause of the outage to one substation powering the area, but didn’t say what the exact cause was. 

The power outage comes as many on the Westbank are waking up to news that a tropical depression just south of Florida’s coast will likely strengthen into Tropical Storm Sally later in the day. That storm — although predictive models are still uncertain — will likely bring heavy rain to the area starting as early as Monday. 

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