Lafayette Utilities System Director Terry Huval said that a black out that affected more than 2-thousand LUS customers on Tuesday  night was not caused by equipment failure as originally thought. Upon further investigation it was discovered that a snake had slithered inside on of the systems transformers and that caused the power failure.

Nearly 2-thousand customers were without power for about an hour on Tuesday night in an area of the South Lafayette. Most of the customers affected by the loss of power lived in an area from the intersection of Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Kaliste Saloom Roads extending toward U.S. Highway 90. The power was restored to the area shortly after 11pm.