SWEPCO crews restore power in Benton

Power has been restored to Benton Middle School

Power outage in Benton

BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KSLA) Residents in the Benton Area may be waking up in the dark.

According to SWEPCO’s Outage Map - over 1,000 customers were without power on Thursday.

Crews are working to make repairs. According to AEP/SWEPCO Spokeswoman Carey Sullivan, the cause of the outage is not known at this time. Crews were not able to find any down trees.

The Bossier Parish Courthouse in Benton is tentatively scheduled to open at 11 a.m. due to the power outage. However, crews were able to restore power just before 9 a.m.

According to Bossier Schools Spokeswoman Sonja Bailes, power has been restored at Benton Middle School.

“We want to extend a big thanks to SWEPCO for their fast work!” Bailes wrote in an email.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSLA News 12 for updates.

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