SWEPCO gives estimated times for power restoration in the ArkLaTex

SWEPCO gives estimated times for power restoration in the ArkLaTex
(Source: Destinee Patterson)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - SWEPCO workers and contractors continue working to restore power to approximately 19,000 customers following the winter storm.

“We are making progress despite hazardous road conditions affecting travel and access to many areas,” said Drew Seidel, SWEPCO vice president of Distribution Operations. “Line crews are replacing broken poles and crossarms and downed wires, with support from tree crews and other personnel. Our base camps are fully operational, and we have 1,500 internal and external personnel working to restore power as safely and quickly as possible.”

As temperatures rise, the melted snow and ice in some areas may turn to mud, which may limit access to off-road work sites where repairs are needed and cause delays.

SWEPCO estimates power will be restored for 95% of customers in these areas by the following times:

Natchitoches area

  • Campti - 10 PM Saturday 2/20 for Campti, Cloud Crossing, Hwy. 486, Hwy. 507, Grapps Bluff Road and 10 Pm Sunday 2/21 for Pine Cove; Mammy Trail; Clarence, Hwy. 1226, Clear Lake Road - Campti
  • Belmont - 10 PM Saturday 2/20 for Belmont Hwy. 120 to Zwolle; 175 N. of Belmont to Many and 10 PM Sunday 2/21 for Hwy. 120 Belmont to Marthaville; Boylen Road
  • Cane River - 10 PM Saturday 2/20 for Natchitoches - Williams Ave., Joy St., Martin Dr.; Hwy. 494 Natchez and 10 PM Sunday 2/21 for Lateral Lane, Natchitoches - Laternal Lane, Old River Road; Natchez; Flora
  • Creston - 10 PM Sunday for Pardee Road, Campti Bayou Road, West Wind Road, Hwy. 9 Creston to Saline; Goldonna community
  • Derry - 10 PM Saturday 2/20 for Melrose community and 10 PM Sunday 2/21 for Marco, Lena, Bay Springs communities
  • Grand Ecore - 10 PM Saturday 2/20 for Grand Ecore, St. Maurice, Crews, Montgomery communities; Johnson Chute Road
  • Robeline - 10 PM Sunday 2/21 for Robeline - Central Loop
  • Marthaville - 10 PM Saturday 2/21 for Robeline community; Nelson Rd.; Hwy 120 Robeline to Marthaville; Robert Rawls Loop and 10 PM Monday 2/22 for Marthaville community; Many - Marthaville Road; Hwy. 487 to I-49 at Ajax
  • Provencal - 10 PM Saturday 2/20 for Provencal, Oak Grove, Hagewood communities; Robeline Provencal Rd.; Collins Road, 10 PM Sunday 2/20 for Bellwood, Vowells Mill communities and 10 PM Monday 2/22 for Shady Grove community; Hwy. 485; Hwy. 6 Hagewood to Robeline
  • Powhatan - 10PM Saturday 2/20 for Powhattan, Lake End communities; Hwy. 485; Hwy. 174 Lake End to Ajax
  • Many - 10 PM Sunday 2/21 for Sweet Town Road; Many-Marthaville Road; Brumley Road and 10 PM Monday 2/22 for Shady Grove community; Hwy. 485; Hwy. 6 Hagewood to Robeline
  • Verda - 10 PM Saturday 2/20 for Atlanta, Dry Prong, Verda communities; Hwy. 122 Verda to Montgomery; Aaron Fletcher Road; Leston Dubois Road, Hargis Road

Mansfield and Hornbeck areas

  • Belmont - 12 Noon Sunday 2/21
  • Carroll - 6 PM Saturday 2/20
  • Gahagan - 6 PM Saturday 2/20
  • Kingston - 12 Noon Saturday 2/20
  • Mansfield - 6 PM Saturday 2/20
  • Noble - 10 PM Saturday 2/20 for Hwy. 3229 and Hwy. 482, Coon Ridge area, Tobe Nabours, Carter Ferry Road
  • Red Oak - 10 PM Saturday 2/20
  • Many - 12 Noon Sunday 2/21

Thousands of customers will see service restored each day. Restoration in heavily-damaged areas will continue into next week.

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