Entergy: Underground boring causes power outage at City Hall, Civil District Court

New Orleans City Hall and Civil District Court lost power Wednesday afternoon.

According to Entergy, crews are aware of the power outage and are working to restore power.

Entergy issued the following statement on the outage:

“Entergy crews have confirmed that a non-Entergy contractor installing underground fiber optic cable in downtown New Orleans inadvertently bored into an electrical line knocking out power to City Hall and Civil District Court.

“The incident took place at approximately 1:00 this afternoon near the intersection of Poydras and Rampart Streets. The damage caused by the contractor was more severe than initially assessed and the current restoration time is midnight tonight.

“Company officials have been in communication with representatives from the city, and crews will remain on site until repairs are completed. For further updates, please visit: www.entergy.com.”

Civil District Court has closed for the remainder of the day.

Despite the current power outage at New Orleans City Hall, the building is still open for early voting.

Voting machines are connected to generator power, and the Registrar of Voters is facilitating early voting as planned. Residents are still encouraged to vote early today at either City Hall or one of the three additional locations listed below:

  • Algiers Courthouse, 225 Morgan Street, Room 105
  • Chef Menteur Voting Machine Warehouse Site, 8870 Chef Menteur Highway
  • Lake Vista Community Center, 6500 Spanish Fort Blvd.

For more information on early voting and polling locations, visit nola.gov/registrar.

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