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Fallen tree causes power outages in Shreveport

Published: May. 23, 2016 at 11:41 AM CDT|Updated: May. 23, 2016 at 12:08 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Almost 4,000 customers were without power Monday morning after a tree fell on a utility pole on Pierremont Road.

The tree caused 4 circuits at the SWEPCO Fern Avenue substation to shut down just after 6 a.m. A SWEPCO spokesman said crews were dispatched and resolve the problem in about an hour. All except 171 customers near the broken unit had their power restored.

According to a SWEPCO spokesperson, a tree crew had to be called to remove the tree.

About 3,770 customers were effected.

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