15 power outages impact 11,200+ customers in Shreveport - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

15 power outages impact 11,200+ customers in Shreveport

Outages can be reported to AEP-SWEPCO by using the utility's website, swepco.com, or by calling toll-free at (888) 218-3919. (Source: KSLA News 12) Outages can be reported to AEP-SWEPCO by using the utility's website, swepco.com, or by calling toll-free at (888) 218-3919. (Source: KSLA News 12)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

AEP-SWEPCO says service has been restored to the more than 11,200 customers impacted by 15 power outages Tuesday in Shreveport.

Most were reported at 3:01 p.m.

The utility estimated that most service would be restored by 6:30 p.m. that day.

An outage in the Broadmoor and Fern Avenue areas impacted 12.600 customers, AEP-SWEPCO spokesman Scott McCloud said.

"About 10 to 12 circuits began coming back on slowly after 3:10 p.m."

On Monday evening, AEP-SWEPCO's outage map showed five major outages impacting:

  • 1,385 customers in an area east of Youree Drive at East Herndon Street
  • 999 customers along Beverly Place 
  • 581 customers in the area of Sewanee Place and Lark Avenue
  • 567 customers in the area of Crewswell and Highland avenues at Wilkinson Street
  • 375 customers in the area of Archer and Ardmore avenues

Earlier, also impacted were:  

  • 1,732 customers along Creswell Avenue north of Pierremont Road
  • 1,150 customers in the area of Youree Drive at Southfield Road
  • 487 customers in the area of Gilbert Drive and Fern Avenue south of Ockley Drive

On a related note, AEP-SWEPCO has tree trimming scheduled in Shreveport's Shreve Island neighborhood.

The utility will hold an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria at Shreve Island Elementary School, 836 Sewannee Place, to walk people through the process and answer questions.

People can arrive at any time during the open house.

"Come learn how we determine which trees to cut and how tree trimming will improve your energy reliability," says a statement from the utility. "We'll also answer your questions and share best practices for tree trimming and tree care."

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