ASCENSION PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) — Entergy’s online outage map shows thousands in Ascension and East Baton Rouge parishes are without power early Monday afternoon.

Entergy said the outage affecting Ascension Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish was due to a transmission system issue. Crews are working to pinpoint the issue Monday afternoon.

At its peak, up to 13,000 Ascension Parish residents were left without power.

Ascension Public Schools said the outage is impacting several schools — Bluff Ridge Primary, Central Middle, Central Primary, Duplessis Primary, Oak Grove Primary, Prairieville Primary, and Sugar Mill Primary schools. School officials said students and staff at these schools were safe and adjustments were being made to continue schooling Monday.