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Power restored to majority of SWEPCO customers in ArkLaTex

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A Shreveport police officer stands watch at the intersection of Lakeshore and Curtis in Shreveport, where the traffic light is out due to a power outage. A Shreveport police officer stands watch at the intersection of Lakeshore and Curtis in Shreveport, where the traffic light is out due to a power outage.
A tree limb took down a street light and power line in the 400 block of Iroquois Avenue A tree limb took down a street light and power line in the 400 block of Iroquois Avenue
A tree limb blocks the road in the 4000 block of Esplanade Ave. in Shreveport. A tree limb blocks the road in the 4000 block of Esplanade Ave. in Shreveport.
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Power has been restored to most of the several thousand AEP SWEPCO customers who found themselves in the dark after storms passed through the ArkLaTex Monday afternoon.

At the peak of the outages, more than 6,500 customers were without power across AEP SWEPCO's coverage areas in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas, down from over 6,500 at the peak of the outages. Most of the outages were in the Caddo and Bossier areas.

As of 10:30 p.m., fewer than 200 remained without power.

Those storms also took out some tree limbs and traffic lights. That was the case at Lakeshore Drive, where officers remained on scene to ensure traffic flowed safely until the lights were restored.

A tree limb took down a street light and power line in the 400 block of Iroquois Avenue, as well. It also brought the line down on an SUV parked in the street. City crews had to wait on SWEPCO crews to arrive and ensure the line was dead before attempting to move the tree from the roadway and the SUV from under the line.

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