DEMCO gives latest power restoration updates by parish

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DEMCO updates power restoration efforts

GREENWELL SPRINGS, La. (BRPROUD) — DEMCO has reported 92% of systems have been restored while 8,671 customers remain without power.

“Even though the damage from each storm varies, the process of powering up following a weather incident follows the same method every time in accordance with our Emergency Restoration Plan,” says Randy Pierce, CEO and general manager. “With this storm transmission infrastructure in large portions of our service area require rebuild and restoration, before we can safely distribute power.”

DEMCO crews continue repairing damage in Ascension, Livingston, St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes. Work includes rebuilding and repairing poles, major spans of wire and large circuits.

“Restoration estimates are based on knowledge we have at this time,” says Pierce. “As new areas are cleared, new damage and unforeseen challenges often add time to repairs, often extending them from hours to days.”

Parish and state resources are listed at https://DEMCO.org/storm-center/storm-resources.

PARISH RESTORATION UPDATES:

  • Ascension Parish – 15086 meters, 863 out (94% energized)
  • East Baton Rouge Parish –35552 meters, 7 out (99% energized)
  • East Feliciana Parish – 6062 meters, 78 out (99% energized)
  • Livingston Parish – 45355 meters, 6082 out (87% energized)
  • St. Helena Parish – 5251 meters, 1051 out (80% energized)
  • Tangipahoa Parish – 626 meters, 590 out (6% energized)
  • West Feliciana Parish – 4527 meters, 0 out (100% energized)

DEMCO UPDATES ON PARISH ROADS :

Ascension 

The following streets were restored 60% or more:

A Sheets Road, Acy Road, Amanda Drive, Beck Road, Bryce Allen Road, Bull Runn Road, Buratt Street, Butch Savoy Road, C J Courtney Road, Carpenter Chapel Road, Carterstone Avenue, Cedar Park, Cedar Springs Road, Chalet Avenue, Charles Gonzales Road, Cherry Creek Drive, Cherry Hill Avenue, Chrissy Drive, Cottonfield Drive, Cozy Way, Creekstone Avenue, Crystal Lane, D Junot Lane, Dan Bourgeois Road, Danielle Lane, Danny Road, Demi Mille Road, Devall Road, Don Lou Road, Donna Villar Road, East Autumn Drive, Elmo Cannon Road, Emile Road, Emory Ficklin Road, Erin Court, Evans Road, Ficklin Wells Road, Floyd Holton Road, Galtier Zito Lane, Galvez Avenue, Gerard Lane, Gilbert LeBlanc Road, Glen Williams Road, Granny Lane, Harborstone Avenue, Harry Savoy Road, Hearthstone Avenue, Heartstone Drive, Hodgeson Road, Highway 44, Highway 933, Jadestone Avenue, Jamie Street, Jeanette Street, Jessie Road, Jo Boy Roy, Joe Severio Road, John Savoy Road, John Sheets Road, Julia Avenue, Kelly Drive, Kenny Tynes Road, Kid Bourgeois Road, Laborde Lane, Lalonde Lane, Lake Street, Lester Savoy Road, Magicstone Drive, Manny Guitreau Road, Marblestone Avenue, Marchand Road L 18, Margherita Road, Marina Drive, Marys Lane, Marty Low Road,  Matherne Road, Merritt Evans Road, Moody Dixon Road, Morgan Drive, Mossy Stone, Narvie Road, North Galvez Avenue, Norwood Road, Oakstone Drive, Palmstone Drive, Paradise Road, Pebblestone Avenue, Penn Boulevard, Pete Sanchez Road, Peter Bourgeois Road, Ratcliff Road, Roddy Road, Rodney Road, Roundtree Road, Royal Lane, Rue de le Bois Road, Sam Liotta Road, Sheree Street, Shirley Cannon Road, Spellman Wall Road, Stonebrook Avenue, Stoneridge Avenue, Stoneway Drive, Stonewall Lane, Stringer Bridge Road, Sweetleaf near Airline, Tigereye Stone Avenue, Timberstone Drive, Trinidad Drive, Valmond Roddy Road, Villar Road, Waterstone Avenue, Woodland Avenue

Estimated restoration on or before:

9/13

Buxton Road, requires specialized equipment

9/15

Galvez

Head of Island

9/16

Summerfield

9/18

Greenfield Crossing

Stevens Rd.

Redbud Rd. off Airline Hwy        

Maurice Bourgeois

9/20

St. Amant

Prairieville

Gonzales

East Baton Rouge

Remaining outages are expected to be fully restored by 9/14.

The following streets were restored 60% or more:

Alford Drive, Alphonse Forbes Road, Arbor Oaks Avenue, Community Road, Denham Road, Droze Road, Empress Drive, Four Oaks Drive, G South Road, Goodland Drive, Greenwell Springs Road, Jim Price Road, Juno Drive, Jupiter Drive, Laklon Drive, Mapleton Drive, Melpomene Drive, Old Greenwell Springs Road, Roman Drive, Stoney Point Burch Road, Strickland Road, Thelmadale Drive, Walker Drive, West Erin Avenue, Webbs Way

East Feliciana 

The Woodland area is 80 percent energized and should be complete on or before 9/18-9/20.  The Felixville area should be complete within the 9/13-9/17. Damage is primarily in hard to access areas that require off-road equipment.

The following streets were restored 60% or more:

 Kent Road, L Williams Road, Smith Road

Livingston

Denham Springs/Walker/Port Vincent – Crews have made extensive progress restoring main lines and will begin addressing broken poles and single-phase lines and taps serving neighborhoods and homes. Right-of-way crews continue to clear areas in order to access damaged lines and poles. In the River Pines area, equipment must be mounted and transported by pontoon to repair an estimated fifteen spans of wire and twenty poles. In La Trace an estimated twelve broken poles and many spans of line require right-of-way clearing before crews gain access; and in the Maurepas area, marsh-machine-clearing of right-of-way areas continue for crews to access construction of at least fourteen broken poles and transmission lines in the swamp.

The following streets were restored 60% or more:

Abe Hoover Road, Abram Lane, Acres Drive, Adam Taylor Road, Adelaide Lane, Amy Benton Lane, Andrea Drive, Avants Road, B Ranch Road, Baylie Lane, Ben Allen Road, Bend Road, Bill Wise Road, Bluebird Street, Burgess Road, Butch Bennett Road, Calvin Underwood Lane, Cane Market Road, Cannon Road, Cardinal Drive, Cheek Lane, Cleo Road, Clinton Allen Road, Critter Cove, Davidson Road, Dillon Road, Donna Drive, Ducote Lane, Duff Road, Earl Chaney, East Shadow Lake Drive, Estate Road, Eve Drive, Feraci Road, Farkas Lane, Fox Trot Lane, Friendship Road, George Watts Road, Goodwin Parks Road, Granite Cove, Grove Street, Gum Swamp Road, Happy Woods Road, Harrell Averette Lane, Harry Simoneaux Road, Herman Simeon Road, Hickory Street, Indian Run, J B Averette Road, Jayhew Lane, Jenny Holder Lane, John Lanier Road, Johnny Wheat Road, Jones Road, Kenny Hebert Road, Kirby Road, LA Highway 42, Lakeview Drive, Larry Watts Road, LeBlanc Lane, Lee Drive, Lewis Road, Lorraine Drive, McCoy Road, Milton Road, Mitchell Road, Moler Drive, Nebo Lane, North Walker Road, Oak Lane, Oak Plaza Drive, Oak Ridge Road, Odom Graves Lane, Outback Road, Palmer Road, Penny Lane, Pleasant Hill Drive, Poley Ridge Road, Randall Avenue, Red Oak Road, Roberts Drive, River Bend Road, Rudy Lee Road, Shadow Lake, Shannon Drive, Sharee Place, Shelby Sibley Road, Sidney Lane, South Red Oak Road, Springfield Road, Spur Road, Sybil Drive, Tchula Drive, Vicknair Road, Vincent Place Avenue, Watts Road, Willie Lane, Wilkinson Road, Wilson Way

Estimated restoration on or before:

9/14

Walker

Watson

Live Oak

Greenwell Springs

Old River Rd.

Maurepas School

Gum Swamp Rd.

9/18, main circuits restored 9/11

Frost

Colyell

Satsuma

Denham Springs

Killian

Hwy 63

Holden

Weiss Rd.

Head of Island

Lower Rome Rd.

9/29

Hwy. 449

Hwy. 1041

Hwy. 1036

9/30

River Pines Rd.

10/9

Tiger Bluff

Three Rivers Island

Weeks Out, extensive damage makes this difficult to estimate at this time

River Bend

Horse Bluff

La Trace

Albany

St. Helena

The last industrial substation in Pine Grove is scheduled for restoration today. Right-of-way crews completed all main line clearing and construction crews are now working on rebuild and repairs. Specialized off-road crews are rebuilding the devastated three-phase infrastructure on Hwy 1045; and several crews are making repairs to the on-road portion of Hwy 1045, and Hwy 441 north of the 1045 intersection.

To date, 7,232 man-hours are recorded for the repair of the Greensburg circuit which feeds Hillsdale, Amite and Pine Grove area; three-phase lines and feeder tap lines in addition to 6.1 miles of transmission on Hwy 43.

The following streets were restored 60% or more:

Banks Lane, Bethel Road, Carl West Lane, Carrier Road, Dinwiddie Drive, Doyle Lane, Ed Cummings Road, Edwin Lane, Highway 38, Highway 440, Highway 448, Homestead Drive, Hornsby Road, Howes Hill Road, Ike Roberts Road, McLin Road, Meaux Road, Spring Creek Road, Thornton Lane

Estimated restoration on or before:

9/17 

Chipola

Coleman Town

9/21

Hillsdale-Amite (50%)

9/22     

Easleyville

South of Darlington

Pine Grove

10/4

Hillsdale-Amite (100%)

Tangipahoa

Crews are working their way south toward Pumpkin Center, and report 80 percent completion of the right-of-way reclamation. Nearly every structure on each side of I-12 requires repair or replacement for the remainder of the 4-mile trek to Pumpkin Center. A 22-man line crew with off road equipment is working to repair the main circuit. Timeline estimation is difficult due to the challenging terrain. Track equipment must traverse the right of way, but due to high water and boggy soil conditions, delays can amount to hours or days per instance, depending on the circumstances.

The following streets were restored 60% or more:

Highway 1049, Jules Waller Road, Willard Bridges Road

Estimated restoration on or before:

9/21 – 10/16

Woodhaven, Shadow Creek area

9/29-10/6

Pumpkin Center

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