Just received word this morning that two schools in St. Mary Parish are closed today due to no electricity. West St. Mary High School and B. Edward Boudreaux Middle School have cancelled classes today.
Due to yesterday's explosion of that gas rig in the Bourque Road area, Slemco must replace electrical equipment in Ridge. Power will be turned off for one hour starting this morning at 9:30 a.m. while the equipment is replaced.
Overall, about 180-thousand households were without power Monday morning. The rolling black out lasted two-and-a-half hours. Power officials tell KPEL news the order to pull the plug this morning was very rare.