Utility pole repairs on Youree and Southfield lead to power outage

Shreveport, LA(KSLA)- Shreveport Police worked from the early evening hours overnight on diverting traffic at Southfield Road and Youree Drive after an SUV crashed into a utility pole on the corner where Walgreens is. The accident happened around 5 pm Saturday evening.

The SUV caused the power pole to become broken and lean at a 45 degree angle. No power lines were on the gound, but were visibly low enough to cause precautionary road blockage.

SWEPCO repair units worked overnight as well to replace the utility pole. According to the SWEPCO outage map on their website, 345 customers were without electricity in that area. As of now though, all power has been restored and the utility pole has ben replaced