Up to 5,000 New Orleans residents without power after vehicle strikes utility pole

Published: Jan. 12, 2023 at 5:52 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 12, 2023 at 8:05 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Entergy New Orleans is reporting that nearly 5,000 residents in Uptown, Central City, Gert Town, and surrounding areas are without power Thursday (Jan. 12) morning.

An on-the-scene view

The outage was reported just before 4 a.m.

Officials say a vehicle struck a utility pole causing the outage near Broad Street and Washington Ave. An Entergy spokesperson said the impacted equipment handles a lot of customers and they’re still assessing repairs. The initially estimated restoration is still 6 a.m. but it could be extended depending on the extent of repairs needed. Some updated estimated times for restoration say it could take several hours, going as long as 3 p.m. in some areas.

We’ll continue to bring you updates throughout the morning.

A look at traffic with the power outage

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