Entergy officials are investigating a power outage that is affecting some 9,500 homes in and around the Gonzales area.

Catherine Ward, an Entergy spokeswoman, said the cause remained unknown Saturday evening. It was not immediately known when power would be restored.

“Right now we are evaluating the situation,” Ward said. “Our primary focus is safely and quickly restoring power.”

The outages began shortly before 6 p.m., according to Entergy’s website.