Entergy: Power fully restored in Kenner and Metairie after helicopter crash

Jefferson Parish

UPDATE: As of December 14, around 3:30 p.m., Entergy reported that all customers have been restored.

Here is a statement Entergy released on the incident:

At approximately 1 p.m. this afternoon, a helicopter crash along the Bonne Carre Spillway Bridge caused damage to our transmission infrastructure. Approximately 20,000 customers in Kenner and Metairie were without service immediately following the crash. All indications are that the helicopter coming into contact with our lines caused the outage. As of 3 p.m., all customers who were without power were switched back on. Once the site is safe, we will assess damage to our equipment and begin making necessary repairs.

Here is an updated list of customers affected by parish:

ASCENSION (L)2
CALCASIEU (L)8
E. BATON ROUGE (L)1
JEFFERSON (L)207
LAFOURCHE (L)28
LIVINGSTON (L)1
ORLEANS (L)15
OUACHITA (L)8
PLAQUEMINES (L)36
ST. BERNARD (L)1
ST. CHARLES (L)67
ST. JAMES (L)1
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST (L)20
TANGIPAHOA (L)260
TERREBONNE (L)40

TOTAL 695


UPDATE: According to an Entergy spokesperson, Entergy cannot confirm the cause of the outage.

They anticipate that all customers will be restored by 3 p.m.


METAIRIE, La.(WGNO) — On Tuesday, December 14, around 1:30 p.m., Entergy Louisiana reported over 19,000 power outages in Jefferson Parish.

Here is a list of all customers without power in each Parish across Louisiana as of 1:30 p.m. :

Parish NameCustomers Affected
ASCENSION (L)4
CALCASIEU (L)9
E. BATON ROUGE (L)1
E. CARROLL (L)1
JEFFERSON (L)19,111
LAFOURCHE (L)27
LIVINGSTON (L)1
MOREHOUSE (L)6
ORLEANS (L)14
OTHER (L)6
OUACHITA (L)114
ST. BERNARD (L)1
ST. CHARLES (L)43
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST (L)60
TANGIPAHOA (L)259
TERREBONNE (L)53
VERMILION (L)17
W. BATON ROUGE (L)5

TOTAL19,732

According to Jefferson Parish officials, Crews are assessing the issue and working to restore power as soon as possible.

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