After being closed Monday because of a lack of telephone and computer services, five Kenner municipal offices will reopen Tuesday morning, the city announced late Monday.
However, the repairs to phone and data lines damaged when a motorist crashed into a power pole near City Hall on Friday have not yet been completed, a statement from Kenner’s government said.
The departments of Community Development, Public Works and Planning; the Council on Aging; and the Office of Emergency Management lost their phone and computer services after a man driving a 2006 Honda Odyssey slammed into a power pole at 14th Street and Williams Boulevard in south Kenner about 1 p.m. Friday. Police ticketed David Brown, 46, of Mandeville, for careless operation of a vehicle.
A shaken-up Brown went to the hospital after the accident but did not appear to have any serious injuries, Kenner police spokesman Lt. Brian McGregor said.
Crews working on the damaged lines had not completed repairs by Monday evening. They could be done by midday Tuesday and no later than Wednesday morning, Mayor Mike Yenni said.
Yenni said the outage affects only municipal employees, and he said the public “should notice absolutely no difference in the service available at our Kenner offices.”
Yenni said, “In some cases, we temporarily reassigned workers to other offices and transferred phone lines to them, but there are employees ready to help the public in each of those affected offices.”