NEW ORLEANS – Traffic is flowing again after a power line came down across I-10 this morning.
Entergy says a car hit a power pole causing a brief outage and major traffic backups.
Jackie Vaughn was eastbound on I-10 about to take the Howard exit when she saw something heading right towards her car.
“The line just immediately started flowing across the vehicles,” Vaughn said. “I slowed down because I didn’t want to run into anyone or have them run into me.”
Vaughn eventually heard a loud pop. The line hit her SUV and scrapped across the length of it.
“A little bit more and it could have been a different conversation or no conversation,” Vaughn said. “I feel blessed. I’m more than blessed.”
Entergy spent much of the afternoon fixing the powerpole.
A spokesperson said about 2,000 people were without power for roughly a half-a-hour.