A blown surge arrester caused a massive power outage in Bossier-Webster Parish

A blown surge arrester caused a massive power outage in Bossier-Webster Parish

BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KSLA) - Friday morning over 21,000 residents are without power in Bossier Parish as of 7:00 a.m. according to SWEPCO’s outage map.

According to a SWEPCO representative, a blown lightning arrester caused the power outage. SWEPCO says power is restored to the Bossier-Haughton-Benton area as of 8:20 a.m.

Residents without power according to SWEPCO Map
Residents without power according to SWEPCO Map (Source: SWEPCO)

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