(KSLA) - Crews with SWEPCO are ready to begin damage assessment and power restoration as storms on Feb. 17 bring freezing rain, ice, sleet, and snow across the ArkLaTex.
In a news release, the power company is anticipating significant damages to the power system — and the potential for extended power outages.
“Approximately 2,700 utility line, tree and support personnel from 15 states and Canada will assist company resources with power restoration. Workers will be positioned in Shreveport, Bossier City, Natchitoches, Mansfield, Longview and Texarkana,” reads a news release.
Below is an explanation of how SWEPCO restores power:
Click the links below to see outage maps. Click here to track outages nationwide.
- SWEPCO - The temporarily interrupted power to parts of its service territory in an emergency procedure prompted by extreme winter temperatures. The utility has since suspended the rolling blackouts.
- ENTERGY - ARKANSAS
- ENTERGY - LOUISIANA
- CHOCTAW ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE - Customers should expect planned outages in the Hollycreek and Eagletown areas. Outages will be held in one-hour intervals.