As of 7 p.m. Friday, Entergy said power had been restored to more than 25,000 of the 72,300 Louisiana customers experiencing power outages due to Friday's winter weather.

A team of about 700 will continue working to restore power to the remaining 47,000 customers in areas hit hardest by weather, specifically Tangipahoa, Livingston and East Baton Rouge parishes.

[RELATED: Click here to view Entergy's outage map.]

Power is expected to be restored to 95-percent of customers affected in the Baton Rouge metro area and southwest Louisiana by midnight Saturday, but some customers in heavily affected areas in East Baton Rouge will not have power restored until late afternoon Saturday. 

Other restoration estimates:

-- Customers in Amite, Kentwood, Independence and Roseland in Tangipahoa Parish should expect restoration to be complete by noon on Sunday. 

-- Power has been restored to all main feeders in Hammond, but scattered outages in rural areas may not have power restored until 7 p.m. on Saturday.

-- Customers in Ponchatoula should expect restoration to be complete by noon on Saturday, but restoration in rural areas may not be restored until noon on Sunday.

-- Power has been restored in Albany in Livingston Parish, but scattered outages in rural areas may not have power restored until 7 p.m. on Saturday.

-- Power has been restored to all main feeders in Springfield, but scattered outages in rural areas may not have power restored until 7 p.m. on Saturday.


ORIGINAL STORY:

A December snow blanketed Baton Rouge on Friday, causing some issues such as power outages and road closures.

As of 2 p.m., more than 9,000 residents in East Baton Rouge, about 7,500 in Livingston and about 32,000 in Tangipahoa parishes were without power as wet snow took down tree limbs and power lines, according to Entergy.

The company said in a statement posted on Twitter that it expects 95 percent of Baton Rouge-area customers to be restored by midnight, depending upon weather.

"Remaining customers will be restored (Saturday)," Entergy said. "North Shore outages rising as weather moves thru area. The current estimate is restoration work there will extend thru the weekend."

Click here to see the outage map.

Demco is also reporting thousands have lost power in Livingston, the Felicianas and parts of Ascension and St. Helena parishes.

Click here to see the outage map.

Here's a running list of road/bridge closures via WBRZ-TV (click here if you cant' see the module below):


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