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SWEPCO outage update: Fewer than 4,000 now without power

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The number of SWEPCO customers still without power is now below 4,000, according to the power company.

According to the latest outage numbers released by SWEPCO Tuesday morning, 3,988 customers remained without power as of 9 a.m.

That's down from more than 37,000 outages from the Easter Sunday storms that packed winds of more than 65 miles per hour. 

Here are the outage counts and estimated times of restoration (ETR) for 100 percent of customers, according to SWEPCO:
*Note a change in the Shreveport ETR:

SHREVEPORT DISTRICT: 1,063 total customers out
Bossier City - 39 customers, ETR is Noon Tuesday
Vivian – 113 customers; ETR is Noon Tuesday (except for oil field accounts)
Haughton – 120 customers, ETR is 8 p.m. Tuesday
Shreveport – 791 customers; ETR is 8 p.m. TUESDAY, not 8 p.m. Wednesday

VALLEY DISTRICT: 2,960 total customers out
Hornbeck - all customer ETRs met Monday night by 10 p.m.
Logansport - 538 customers, ETR is 10 p.m. Tuesday
Mansfield – 1,651 customers, ETR is 10 p.m. Tuesday
Natchitoches – 770 customers ETR is 10 p.m. Tuesday

SWEPCO says all water treatment facilities are back on in the Valley District.

They say they have brought in almost 400 outside resources to help restore power.

The company is also reminding customers who have damage to their overhead service entrance that it must be repaired by an electrician before power can be restored to their home or business, "If you see that these facilities are damaged or pulled away from the building, be extremely careful and call an electrician immediately. Ask that the repair work be coordinated with SWEPCO."

Also, they say that if you use a portable or RV generator, do not plug the generator into your circuit box. Portable generators "backfeed" electricity up the line and risk the lives of repair workers and the public. Follow the manufacturers' instructions carefully, and plug essential appliances directly into the generator.

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