Storms knock out power to AEP SWEPCO customers - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Storms knock out power to AEP SWEPCO customers

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Thousands of AEP SWEPCO customers are without power in northwest Louisiana and East Texas following a line of thunderstorms that moved through the area early Thursday afternoon.

There is no word from SWEPCO on the cause of any of the outages. Wind gusts of up to 47 mph were reported at the Shreveport Regional Airport just before 2 p.m., and the storms brought plenty of lightning strikes.

As of 3 p.m., a total of 8,044 customers had no power in Louisiana, including 3,500 in DeSoto Parish. Another 1,400 are in the dark in East Texas.

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