Downed power lines close Jefferson Hwy. in both directions


Anthony Sanchez


Downed power lines on Jefferson Hwy. are causing headaches for motorists in the Bocage area.

Photo courtesy of Kourtney Williams

Jefferson Hwy. is now closed in both directions, drivers should consider an alternative route.


The power is out for some in Baton Rouge on Wednesday morning.

According to a witness, “Jefferson Hwy. is closed in 1 direction due to several power poles leaning almost into the street, and electricity is off in most businesses and Bocage neighborhood.”

Photos courtesy of Kourtney Williams

Entergy has provided this outage information below:

Customers Affected: 831
Outage Start Time: Sep 18, 07:32 AM
Estimated Restoration Time: Sep 18, 10:30 AM
Comments: A serviceman has arrived and is investigating the cause of the outage. Power will be restored as soon as possible. We apologize for this inconvenience

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