Entergy Outage in Metairie area

There were some reports of power outages in Jefferson Parish as severe weather approached the region Monday, Jan. 8, 2024.

Power has been restored to more than half of the 2,200 Entergy customers in Metairie who lost power at about 5 p.m. as thunderstorms and strong winds moved through the metro area.

As of 6:45 p.m., 950 outages were still reported in the area along West Esplanade Avenue between Transcontinental Drive and Clearview Avenue. 

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No other significant power outages have been reported so far in the metro area, though that could change later tonight. The worst of the weather is now expected around midnight, and a high wind warning remains in effect until 3 a.m. 

An Entergy New Orleans spokesman said Entergy crews will work around the clock to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. If winds are above 30 miles per hour, bucket trucks are not permitted to operate, but teams will continue to perform work from the ground as long as it is safe to do so. 

Check back for more updates. 

Email Stephanie Riegel at stephanie.riegel@theadvocate.com.