Stormy weather in Kenner left 400 Entergy customers without power about 6 p.m. Thursday, and street flooding was reported at various spots, according to the city.
Crews were expecting to have the lights back on by about 7:30 p.m., though more rain was expected later in the evening, Kenner spokesman Bob Ross said in a statement.
Kenner’s outages were among about 4,200 remaining in Jefferson Parish after 7 p.m., information from Entergy indicated. Most of the outages in Kenner were concentrated on both sides of Veterans Memorial Boulevard, from the Duncan Canal to David Drive, Ross said.
Meanwhile, the city said street flooding occurred at these locations:
— St. Julien and Montrachet drives, where some cars got stranded
— Medoc and Vintage drives
— On West Esplanade Avenue, approaching East Loyola and West Loyola drives as well as Grandlake Boulevard
— From the 4100 to the 4300 blocks of Chateau Boulevard, where cars were reportedly stranded
— Side streets off Tulane Drive
— Chateau Boulevard’s intersection with Vintage Drive
— Treasure Chest casino’s parking lot, not all that far from where the 2015 Association of Volleyball Professionals New Orleans Open is being held this weekend
— Woodlake Boulevard
About three inches of rain fell at a Kenner lift station at Grandlake and Caddo Court between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Ross said.
In the city’s statement, Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni urged motorists to drive carefully and avoid getting on the roads if possible. He said works crews were barricading off areas with flooded streets.