Duke Energy says they now expect to have power returned to customers on the near south side of Lafayette by 6 p.m. today.
Duke Energy spokesperson Meghan Miles says a tree fell on power equipment near South 14th Street and Central Street.
“We do have crews that are working in that area to install a new pole and they’re working as quickly and as safely as they can,” she says.
Miles says because Duke has to replace equipment, it will take longer to fix than this morning’s original estimate.
As of noon, the power outage affected more than 1,100 residents.