AEP-SWEPCO says a problem with a transformer at its substation at North Market Street at Barton Drive resulted in some equipment damage, disrupting service to about 3,500 customers. (Source: Google Maps)
(Source: KSLA News 12)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
Some 3,500 customers of AEP-SWEPCO were without electricity for a time on Super Bowl Sunday.
A problem with a transformer at the company's North Market Street substation resulted in some equipment damage, company spokesman Peter Main said.
A KSLA News 12 viewer reported seeing a puff of smoke coming from the substation that's immediately north of the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in the 1600 block of North Market.
Others reported having heard what sounded like an explosion.
AEP-SWEPCO crews have since restored service, according to the utility's outage reporting map.
The outage impacted businesses, traffic lights as well as residences in the area of North Market Street.
Service also has been restored to some areas of Blanchard that also were impacted by the outage.