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Update from Mayor Gardner on City of Minden power outages

Mayor Terry Gardner provided an update Friday afternoon about the progress the city has been making towards its goal of getting all of Minden’s residents power turned back on. 

Since this morning city employees have been working to get more areas back up and running again, including some high priority places along Homer Road.

“All of Homer Road is now on to include Brookeshire’s and Walgreens for individuals that need prescriptions filled,” said Gardner.

“They recently got Chandler St., Ellis St, and Nella St. They will start setting poles tomorrow on Todd and Drew streets. They will be working till dark tonight, the warehouse will remain open in case they need parts,” said Gardner.

While certain areas are regaining power, others are still going to have to wait in order to receive theirs. 

“All the breakers are down at the Shepard Street substation. They will start working at Ridgewood early Saturday morning. It’s too late in the day for them to start that big of a job at this time.”

City Hall and the light department will remain open to take calls. The Mayor’s Office will remain open as well. If individuals have a power outage, it is suggested they check the weatherhead and meter base to make sure it’s connected to their house. If not that will have to be reconnected by a licensed electrician before the City can energize the line. 

“The strong leadership that is displayed in our department heads and the responsibility they take in their jobs have once again proved true for our city. All of our city employees have worked extremely hard and put in 12 and 14 hour days. We all recognize the importance of keeping our city with power, water, and clear roadways. We appreciate all of the citizens and their understanding during this horrific hurricane. We should have all power restored citywide by Sunday evening,” said Gardner.