Update: More than 8,000 Entergy customers without power in Uptown, Central City, Garden District

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NEW ORLEANS — More than 8,000 Entergy customers we without power Saturday night as a heat wave hit New Orleans.

According to Entergy, the outage started just after 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night and is expected to be repaired by 10:30 p.m. They did not give a cause for the outage.

Earlier in the night, the number of customers without power sat around 3,000, then climbed to 13,000 before peaking around 20,000 customers at 9 p.m. Currently, there are around 8,000 customers without power.

WWL-TV has reached out to Entergy New Orleans and is waiting on a response.

New Orleans is under a heat advisory until 8 p.m. Air temperature reached 99 degrees today, a new daily record. The heat index this afternoon reached 117 degrees. Sunday is expected to be just as hot.

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