Several St. Landry Parish Schools Closed Today Due to Power Outage
Several schools in St. Landry Parish will be closed today due to ongoing power outage issues in the area.
The following schools are closed today (Thu, Feb. 13):
North Central Zone
North Central High
Lebeau Head Start
Washington Head Start
Washington Career and Technical Center
Grand Prairie Elementary
Lawtell Head Start
Other School Closures
Westminster Christian Academy - Opelousas campus
Nearly 11,000 SLEMCO customers across three parishes are without power this morning because of a problem with the transmission grid. Residents in St. Landry, Evangeline and Avoyelles Parishes have been affected.
According to SLEMCO's Mary Laurent, a switch in the grid, which is not owned by SLEMCO, went out and caused the power outage. Laurent says the two companies that own the grid are working to fix the problem.
No timetable has been given for getting the power back on.