Video: Electrical explosions, sparks light up Kenner sky before power outages

WWL | 12/28/2018 | Staff
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It was a spectacular display of light that left thousands of Kenner residents in the dark on Thursday.

Dramatic cellphone video from WWL-TV viewer Giovanni Bommarito showed several large electrical explosions and power lines sparking up and down Williams Boulevard.

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The power outages happened as heavy winds pushed into southeast Louisiana.

According to the Entergy Louisiana outage map, more than 10,000 customers were without power in the Kenner area around 5 a.m.

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Kenner Assistant Fire Chief Terence Morris said the outage was caused in part by a power pole fire. However, it is unclear what caused that fire.

The fire closed parts of Williams Boulevard, West Esplanade Avenue and 24th Street for hours.


Morris said that...
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