Third day of freezing temperatures leaves thousands without power across Baton Rouge area

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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The Baton Rouge area is experiencing its third day in a row of freezing temperatures and thousands remain in cold homes without electricity, as of early Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Unexpected cloud cover throughout the area on Tuesday, Feb. 16 prevented temperatures from rising above 32º, according to WAFB First Alert Chief Meteorologist Jay Grymes.

Representatives from both Entergy Louisiana and DEMCO told WAFB Tuesday crews were making progress but that the freezing temperatures were hampering their efforts to clear tree limbs from power lines and restore power.

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