SWEPCO assesses damage, works to restore power after storm
Here are the estimated times of restoration for 95% of customers
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - After the June 3 thunderstorms, more than 24,000 customers lost power.
On June 4, after severe storms tore through parts of northwest Louisiana, Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) is assessing the damage and working to restore power to more than 8,400 customers in Shreveport, Bossier City and surrounding areas.
According to SWEPCO, the major causes of the outages were lightning and strong winds.
At peak, more than 24,000 customers were without power between 8 and 9 p.m. on the evening of June 3.
Estimated times of restoration for 95% of customers in these areas are as follows:
- Shreveport, Louisiana: 10 p.m., Monday, June 5
- Bossier City, Louisiana: 12 p.m. Monday, June 5
- Haughton, Louisiana: 10 p.m. today, June 4
- Plain Dealing, Louisiana: 6 p.m. today, June 4
- Vivian, Louisiana: 6 p.m. today, June 4
“Remember to stay away and keep children and pets away from downed lines. Treat all downed power lines as if they are energized and dangerous,” says SWEPCO in a statement.
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