Entergy restores power to county

Published 7:56 am Wednesday, September 6, 2017

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


Entergy reported the power will be restored by Tuesday night to all customers in the Orange County area who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey, except for customers served by flood damaged equipment, areas that are still flooded and areas impacted by the Vidor substation and Viway substation outages.

Power was restored to 2,080 customers yesterday including those on Bentwater, Charlemont, and on West Park in Pinehurst.

Entergy workers continue to work on the individual power lines and equipment in neighborhoods in Vidor and Orange that are accessible and restore power to customers who can receive it.  Workers, on Tuesday, replaced damaged equipment and power lines that cross Interstate 10 in Orange.

Mobile substations are being utilized to restore power to Vidor substation, which is causing outages for 3,896 customers.

Customers north of IH-10 on Hwy 105 up to Travillo Road including Pine Forest and Lake View can expect to be restored by Thursday, September 7, provided the property is able to take power.

Mobile substations are being utilized to restore power to Viway substation, causing outages for 1,480 customers.  Customers in Rose City, areas south of IH-10 between Hwy 1132 and the Neches River, and the Maple Crest addition North of IH-10 can expect to be restored by Friday, September 8th, provided the property is able to take power.

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, approximately 16,000 Entergy Texas customers were without power.  Since Monday morning, power was restored to nearly 5,100 Texas customers of the 192,000 affected by the storm. Many customers have seen multiple outages that have have restored.  Workers continue to safely restore power as quickly as possible.

For areas that have flooded, Entergy is inspecting meters then repairing and replacing them as is necessary.  Customers may need to make repairs to property and obtain inspections before Entergy is able to safely restore power to these locations.  For more information please visit entergy.com/harvey.