Wide-spread power outage due to tripped main line
RAYNE - Over 30,000 households experienced a power outage on Wednesday, Aug. 7, effecting the cities of Rayne, Duson, Ebenezer, and parts of Crowley and Scott.
As announced by Entergy, “The cause of the outage was due a 69kV transmission line that tripped. Crews were able to sectionalize the cause to restore power to Rayne and the surrounding areas.”
The outage lasted from 3:35 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
“City crews were on standby to power up once the main feed was up and running,” stated Rayne Mayor Charles “Chuck” Robichaux of city employees during the outage.
“We (city) were okay, it was Entergy’s system,” Robichaux continued. “With the system running full-steam during this heat, it’s not surprising this happened.”
Citizens are asked to minimize the use of power if at all possible to not only assist the providers, but to also help adjust utility bills.