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Sunday storms leave thousands of Metairie residents without power

Source: Entergy.com Source: Entergy.com
METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) -

Stormy weather moving through the area, Sunday, caused a massive power outage leaving thousands of Metairie residents in the dark. The outages occurred around 4:50 p.m. 

The large outage was located in Metairie, north of Interstate 10 between Haring Road and Severn Avenue. A total of 3400 customers lost power in the outage. 

According to an Entergy spokesperson, lightning struck a piece of equipment, causing the outage. Crews switched customers to alternate circuits, so the repairs to the damaged equipment could be made.

Entergy also responded to a downed power line near Kent Avenue and Yale Street. 

According to the Entergy outage map, as of 7:30 p.m. Sunday, power has been restored to all but 386 customers in the affected area. 

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