Rolling blackouts affected many Northshore neighborhoods last night.
These lasted different periods of time and were dictated due to demands on the energy infrastructure by the cold weather. Entergy New Orleans and Cleco were both affected. The rolling backouts were supposed to end last night at midnight.
Washington St Tammany issued a statement that said, in part, unfortunately, to reduce electricity consumption, our power supplier has switched off the power supply in the SLIDELL area to prevent damage and risk to the entire system. They anticipate the load shedding could last at least an hour. WSTE is appealing to our members to postpone the use of dishwashers, washing machines and dryers. Reduce your heat. With your help during the peak usage hours it could limit disruption to many.