Power has been restored to the Goodwood Boulevard area, according to Entergy's website.

A downed tree is being blamed as the cause of an outage that affected parts of the Goodwood area Tuesday afternoon, including the East Baton Rouge Parish Public Library at 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

Assistant Library Director Mary Stein said the library remained open and staff continued checking out books, even in the dark, writing down the checkouts on pieces of paper.

The power outage also affected the library system's website.

She said the main library had been without power since about noon.