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Black to the Future

The holidays are generally billed as a season of light, but Sports Illustrated picked today to run a piece about one of NOLA’s darker times—literally. The sports standard published one of the more in-depth looks at da Dome’s blackout during Super Bowl XLVII.

Storm Surge: Power Out in Mid City

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Power Outage in Mid-City

Entergy crews responded to a power outage that left thousands of Mid-City resident temporarily in the dark on Thursday evening. Before 6 p.m., Entergy's outage map listed as many as 3,500 customers, according to the utility's online outage map.

Updated: Power Out on Frenchmen St.

Updated: About 150 homes and businesses lost power on Frenchmen St. and an adjacent area of the Marigny Wednesday evening, according to Entergy. The outage was due to a downed wire, according to the utility's View Outage map. 

Power Outage in Carrollton

Updated 3:20 p.m.

Entergy is reporting a midday power outage in the Carrollton neighborhood. As of 2 p.m., about 4,500 people are without power in the area along the Mississippi River, according to the company's outage map.

Power Outage in French Quarter

Updated 10:58 p.m.

Power outages are being reported in a large area of the French Quarter. Before 9:45 p.m., lights went out at least in the Lower Quarter, and other areas of the neighborhood. 

Power Outage in St. Roch, Gentilly

Updated 12:30 p.m.

About 3,000 Entergy customers in the St. Roch and Gentilly area are without power Wednesday. According to the utility company's outage map, the affected areas run along Elysian Fields Ave. near Interstate 610, as of 11:45 a.m.

Marigny Power Outage

Updated 12:50 p.m.

A Monday morning power outage has parts of the Marigny and St. Roch neighborhood in the dark. According to the Entergy outage map, about 3,730 custormers were without power as of 11:40 a.m.

CBD Power Outage Near Superdome

Despite what Entergy's outage map may show, a replay of the Blackout Bowl is not expected tonight. According to the company's outage map, eight customers are out in the area near the Superdome, and a red line is skirting the Black and Gold sanctuary. But power is on at the stadium, where the Saints' preseason opener will be played on Friday night. Instead, it's the Entergy building that is without power.

NOLA Tweets, Brass Booms Through Frenchmen Blackout

New Orleanians love a good acoustic set, and last night's Marigny blackout didn't prevent Frenchmen Street denizens from feeling the music. The storm took out electricity for a large swath (map below) in the middle of French Quarter Fest crowds. Patrons took to the twittosphere to tell the rest of the Crescent City that you don't need electricity to have a party. 

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