UPDATE, 1:07PM, 02/20/2020
Power has been restored throughout the city.
Be advised Centerpoint Energy has set up a permeter for safe working conditions. Traffic will be diverted at Bridge St. (LA 96) & Labbe St. as well as Bridge St. (LA 96) and Cemetery St. (LA 347) throughout the afternoon.
St. Martinville is experiencing a power outage due to a down power line. According to city officials the line shorted out and went down near a gas leak where a fire ignited. The power line is down near the intersection of LA 96 and LA 347. We are told the fire is contained at this time. Resweber Street to North Cemetery Street is closed at this time due to this incident. Crews are on site monitoring the fire and working on the down power line.