Electricity restored after overnight storms - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Electricity restored after overnight storms

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Most customers of Entergy and Beauregard Electric who were without electricity on Tuesday morning are no longer in the dark.

More than 20,000 customers were without power Tuesday morning after overnight storms caused some problems for Entergy and Beauregard Electric.

Entergy says 13,679 customers were without power while Beauregard Electric had 7,800 without power.

Service was reportedly restored to most all homes late morning. Entergy reports around 600 homes were still without power around 11:30 a.m.

A spokesperson for Entergy said several main transmission lines and a breaker at a substation were down before crews repaired those issues.

Officials with Beauregard Electric say their Moss Bluff substation was down because of the Entergy transmission line issues. They now report only 550 customers in the dark as of 11:30 a.m., but they hope to have everyone restored with power by 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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