We had a fairly unusual occurrence last night. The mercury dipped down into the lower 20a ans stayed there for several hours. I'm sure some folks awoke today to leaky pipes and such. I know I lost some plants because of it.

While it was hardly a repeat of the ice storm, some problems did crop up because of the cold and, as of this afternoon, there are still a couple of thousand people without power. I've seen people asking, "why?" on Facebook, so I thought I'd find out what was up.

According to our good friends at KPLC:

A broken insulator due to ice was the cause of Sunday morning's major power outage in Lake Charles, according to Chip Arnould, with Entergy.

Around 2,000 remain without power as of 1:10 p.m. According to the Entergy outage map, 16,000 of its customers were without power as of 9 a.m. There were 28,000 without power at 8 a.m. and 17,000 at 8:30 a.m.

Some traffic lights remain out in south Lake Charles; drivers are urged to use caution.

Entergy is working on the problem and will no doubt have it resolved soon.

WE'll see much warmer weather heading our way for the next several days. We're projected to see highs in the mid 70s for most of the week.