Mar 152017

Wednesday afternoon’s outage was reportedly caused by mylar balloons.

A power outage that stretched from Audubon Park to City Park knocked out power for thousands Wednesday afternoon.

The outages start near City Park and Interstate 610 in Lakeview and travel along Carrollton Avenue toward the Mississippi River, according to Entergy outage maps. A total of 13,857 customers were without power, mostly since 1:19 p.m., the maps show.

Most power was restored by 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, and the outage was caused by mylar balloons hitting power equipment according to Entergy New Orleans’ Facebook page.

About 800 people are still without power along the Carrollton corridor, mostly around Hollygrove. Power should be restored by 6 p.m., Entergy maps show.

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