Several Kenner municipal offices will not have telephone or computer services Monday after a motorist on Friday night knocked down a power pole south of City Hall, officials said Sunday evening.
In a news release, Kenner spokesman Bob Ross asked anyone needing to conduct municipal business on Monday to call (504) 468-7240 for temporary phone numbers for the five departments affected: Community Development, the Council on Aging, Public Works, Planning and the Office of Emergency Management.
Despite the phone outage and the fact that computer programs will be unavailable, Ross said, the Council on Aging office at 641 Compromise St. will be open and will provide scheduled services and programs. Officials there will have access to a cellphone in case of an emergency.
Meanwhile, Ross said, the A.P. Clay Resource Center at 200 Decatur St. was not affected by the power pole accident on Williams Boulevard and will remain open.
Ross said crews that were tasked with fixing the power pole this weekend will return to work on Monday, and it may not be until Wednesday morning that the affected municipal offices will get phone and computer services back.
Kenner Police Lt. Brian McGregor said the single-vehicle accident occurred at 14th Street and Williams Boulevard. Officers cited the driver for careless operation of a motor vehicle, and there were no known injuries, McGregor added.