An explosion at a natural gas facility in Washington Parish has reportedly knocked out power to 10,000 customers of Washington-St. Tammany Electric Co-op.
The blast at about 5:30 at the Florida Gas plant on Lee road was seen and heard for miles, according to witnesses and residents.
A spokeswoman for the utility says the blast apparently knocked out an Entergy transmission line in the area.
BREAKING: possible explosion In Washington Parish. Eyewitnesses heard blast & report bright orange light in sky & funny smell, power outages
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