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Outage leaves Highland areas in the dark

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Authorities work the intersection at Youree Drive and Stoner Avenue. Authorities work the intersection at Youree Drive and Stoner Avenue.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

More than 3,300 customers are without power this evening in Caddo Parish, leaving in the dark mostly those who live in the Highland neighborhood.

AEP SWEPCO spokesperson Kacee Kirschvink says there is a problem in the Stoner Hill subdivision, where a transformer caught fire.

Shreveport Firefighters put out the fire, and now SWEPCO crews are in charge of restoring power to the utility's substation, located at Easy Street and East Eden.

Kirschvink says power should be restored by about 10 p.m.

Shreveport Police are out directing traffic at certain intersections:

  • Youree Drive & E. Washington Street
  • Creswell Avenue & Olive Street
  • Youree Drive & E. Olive Street
  • Youree Drive & Stoner Avenue
  • Wilkinson Street & Centenary Boulevard

Outages also were reported in Sabine Parish (199) and in Gregg County, Texas (104).

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