According to KATC TV 3, a Lafayette Utilities System spokesperson says that at around 7:30 am a squirrel shorted out a distribution bus when it got between an insulator and ground. The outage area was approximately from E. Broussard Road to Ambassador Caffery Parkway and from Verot School Road to the Vermilion River.
Winter Storm 2021 has wreaked havoc across Louisiana, with the northern parts of the state taking on a lot of ice and snow. With things in South Louisiana settling down, utilities companies are moving their efforts North to help assist our fellow Louisianans in their recovery efforts.
The Louisiana Public Service Commission has ended an inquiry into whether Lafayette’s publicly owned internet system illegally benefitted from payments from other parts of the city-owned utility system.
Lafayette Utilities System (LUS), along with The Energy Authority and GeoDigital International, will be conducting an aerial survey of 40 miles of high-voltage transmission lines through the city of Lafayette.