LUS: We’re not out of the woods till Saturday(opens in new window)
LUS executed a pair of rolling outages, following orders from the regional grid network that supplies most of the energy that powers Lafayette. The temporary blackouts cut off electricity to about 25% of LUS customers for up to 30 minutes.
The polar vortex event has stressed the nation’s grid infrastructure, and the freezing temperatures will hold until the weekend.
“We won’t be fully out of the woods until Saturday,” LUS electric operations manager Greg Labbé told The Advocate.