Almost 12,000 without power in Baton Rouge area: See the restoration timeline

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Almost 12,000 Entergy and DEMCO customers in the greater Baton Rouge area were without power Thursday morning, days after a winter storm hit the state bringing with it a mix of snow, sleet and ice.

Entergy said it plans to have the power back on by 11:30 p.m. Thursday to south Baton Rouge, east Baton Rouge and Livingston Parish. Some areas could get power by 5 p.m., according to a neighborhood restoration timeline from Entergy.

Power has been out since Monday for some customers.

The energy companies restored power to about 23,000 customers in the metro area Wednesday, following a string a “rolling blackouts” that ended Tuesday night. They continue to ask customers to minimize energy consumption.

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