Sunday, May 19, 2024
Sunday, May 19, 2024

UPDATE: LCG and LUS Storm Restoration Update

Submitted by Lafayette Utilities System (LUS)

UPDATE

LAFAYETTE, LA (May 14, 2024, 9:57 p.m.) – Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) has restored over 96 percent of the 7,500 outages, with just under 250 remaining. We wish to thank the City of Winnfield, the City of Alexandria, and the City of Houma for assisting in restoring power to areas affected by yesterday’s storm.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to work to restore the remaining outages.

LCG requests that the public remain at a safe distance from any LCG personnel working on the restoration to ensure a safe working environment.

If you experience a power outage, please call (337) 291-9200, and for downed power lines or other electrical/water issues, please call (337) 291-5700.

To access updates using the LUS outage map, please visit https://www.lus.org/map/.

UPDATE

LAFAYETTE, LA (May 13, 2024, 7:41 a.m.) – Lafayette Consolidated Government and Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) and contract crews as well as mutual aid crews have worked through the night in restoration efforts.

LUS has restored over 70 percent of the 7,500 outages with only 1,900 remaining. Crews will continue the restoration efforts that have been delayed due to fallen trees and broken poles. We appreciate your patience as there will be a substantial effort to restore the remaining outages.

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There have been reports of traffic lights that are out due to remaining power outages. Please treat these intersections as four-way stops. As per the Lafayette Police Department, there are no road closures at this time.

LUS Fiber has restored over 70 percent of its outages with only 1,116 remaining.

LCG is requesting the public remain at a safe distance from any LCG personnel working on the restoration to ensure a safe working environment.

ORIGINAL

LAFAYETTE, LA (May 13, 2024, 10:05 p.m.) – Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) and Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) have mobilized many departments in response to today’s storm event and are closely monitoring the weather predictions for the possibility of additional severe weather tomorrow.

LUS has restored over 60 percent of the 7,500 outages with only 2,800 remaining utilizing LUS and contract crews as well as mutual aid crews. All the main feeders have been restored with only taps remaining.

There have been many reports of downed trees across roads, powers lines and some tree damage to homes throughout Lafayette

LCG departments are continuing to respond to calls for service, and utilities are working on restoration. Departments responding to the calls include Police, Fire, Utilities, Drainage, Traffic, Roads and Bridges, OHSEP, and LUS Fiber. As per the Lafayette Police Department, there are no road closures.

LCG requests that the public remain at a safe distance from any LCG personnel working on the restoration to ensure a safe working environment.

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