Approximately 17,500 customers remain without power from the severe weather that moved through the area late Friday and early Saturday morning.
Storms, which brought straight line winds, possible tornadoes, caused damage to SWEPCO’s electric system, including many broken poles and downed wires. The current outages include 6,300 in Texas and 11,200 in Louisiana. Some areas have difficult access to damaged facilities.
At the 1 a.m. peak Saturday, 42,000 customers were without power, including 27,000 in Texas and 17,500 in Louisiana. SWEPCO crews are working to restore power as safely and quickly as possible.
Here are areas, customers without power, estimated times of service for 95% of customers who can take service:
Carthage – 9 – Saturday @ 5 PM
Gilmer- 63 -Sunday @ 10 PM
Gladewater – 1,210 – Sunday, 10 PM
Henderson – 1,407 – Monday, 5 PM
Kilgore – 666 – Monday @ 5 PM
Longview – 1,730 – Monday, 5 PM
Marshall – 696 – Sunday, 12 noon
Mineola – 458 – Saturday, 10 PM
Shreveport – 2,395 – Tuesday, 10 PM
Bossier – Tuesday, 10 PM
Haughton: Tuesday, 10 PM
Vivian – Sunday, 10 PM
Plain Dealing – Sunday, 10 PM
Mansfield area – Saturday, 5 PM
NOTE: Your power may be restored before this time.
SAFETY: Never touch a downed line, or go near it, no matter how harmless it looks. The line could be energized. Don’t touch anything in contact with the line, such as trees, fences or puddles of water. Stay away, and keep others away, especially children and pets. Call SWEPCO immediately.
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