Crews CONTINUE WORKING TO RESTORE POWER TO AROUND 20,000 PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL IN THE DARK FOLLOWING LAST WEEK'S WINTER STORMS.
Crews continue efforts to restore power to customers impacted by winter storm
So wee making a lot of progress.
We started off with about 11,000 warranty, and that was our peak number and we're down to 14 81 and.
Off that number about 326 or in iberia parish.
There's less than.
Five insight morning and about 52 st mary.
Apparently it's very evident that the ice and the control won't ice because normally in a hurricane taylor.
The weather is it moves through and we can move quickly to restore power, but these icy conditions are slowing down the efforts.
There's no doubt they're affecting the roads.
They're affecting our power lines, and they're affecting some substation.
But we need customers to be patient and to be safe.
There is another weather system coming in.
We've gotten reports that there could be more ice more freezing rain and snow.
So we just have to practice safety.
And on just be very cautious.
That puts us, um are total like our workforce, including the personnel that we already have our own line crews.
We have over 500 people working to restore power as you may be aware, taylor we yesterday we issued a conservation clean, because, um, system there's so much demand on the system, and that was the directive.
From our regional reliability coordinator.
It's called myself and they look at the entire system and they can see what everybody is doing, and there's somewhere to demand.
So we have a plea yesterday and this morning.
Things move so quickly there.
Actually we had controlled interruptions of power in some areas in the mama area.
The ville platte area, appaloosa, is they actually experienced what some would call a rolling blackout for a short period