NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) -Entergy Louisiana says some customers will begin to see their power come back on through this weekend. But, the utility adds it could take 7 to 10 days for other neighbors.
Entergy says their focus right now is on critical customers first.
“Hospitals, police and fire stations, water, sewer, those kinds of things and then we’ll go to how quickly can we get on as many customers as possible during that process,” said Entergy Louisiana President and CEO, Phillip May. “We still have a number of critical customers off, we expect to get those on today, most of those are south and east of us where we have seen more sustained damage.”
Entergy says starting Friday night, they’ll begin giving customers specific outage estimates for their region and neighborhoods. That way they’ll have an idea of how long it will be before the lights are back on.
Entergy’s Louisiana utilities have set estimated restoration times for most customers affected by Hurricane Zeta. A list of those times broken down by parish can be found here: http://enter.gy/6187GhjmN
As of 6 a.m. Saturday morning, approximately 67,000 Entergy customers in Orleans Parish remain without power and 112,000 are still in the dark in Jefferson Parish.
13,000 customers in St. Bernard Parish are also without electricity.
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