Orleans Civil District Court, First City Court closed due to widespread power outage


NEW ORLEANS — Orleans Parish Civil District Court and First City Court are closed for the rest of the day due to a power outage that’s affecting parts of the Central Business District, the French Quarter, Central City and Mid-City.

The widespread Entergy outage is thanks to vandals who broke into an Entergy substation downtown overnight, damaging and stealing equipment.

The city warned residents that traffic lights could be impacted by the outage.

Entergy hopes to have power restored by early afternoon.

Click here to see which neighborhoods are affected.