March 5, 2021

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Watch: Electricity surges along Kenner powerlines during winter weather – NOLA.com

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Winter weather in metro New Orleans caused power outages Monday, and a scene in Kenner caught on video was particularly eye-opening.

Around 9 a.m. on West Esplanade Avenue near Power Boulevard, Emily Moskau captured video of bursts of light streaking across power lines, followed by loud popping sounds.

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According to WWL-TV, Jefferson Parish officials said power lines are down near that intersection of West Esplanade and Power Boulevard. 

By 12:30 p.m., a couple hundred customers in Jefferson Parish were without power, according to Entergy.

Further west in East Baton Rouge Parish more than 38,000 didn’t have power.

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