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
Palmetto Elementary
Washington Elementary
Lebeau Head Start
Washington Head Start
Washington Career and Technical Center

Northwest Zone

Northwest High
Lawtell Elementary
Grand Prairie Elementary
Plaisance Middle
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.