From Staff Reports:
Severe weather packed a powerful punch as it moved eastward across the Ark-La-Tex on Tuesday night. In Bossier Parish, South Bossier City, Benton and Haughton were among the areas where storm damage is being reported. Particularly hard hit was South Bossier City where significant storm damage is being reported on Alfred Lane in the South Bossier Mobile Home Park. Additionally, Southgate Estates and areas along Sunflower Road in South Bossier City are also reporting storm damage. Despite the intense damage in these areas, no injuries are being reported at this time.
Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says there is damage in Bossier Parish from top to bottom with trees down on power lines being the biggest problem at this time. Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputies are currently on the scene at several locations around Bossier Parish where minor damage is being reported from Tuesday night’s storm. According to Bossier Sheriff’s Office dispatch, here are the areas of concern:
*Power lines down on Old Plain Dealing Road in Benton
*Tree down on home in Haughton
*Trees down on Hwy.157 in Haughton
*Trees down on West Jackson Avenue and Mahaffee Road in Haughton
*Tree down on Hwy. 80 in Haughton. This incident caused a wreck near the Red Point Food Mart and Walnut Ridge Road
*Tree down on the Bus Barn in South Bossier
There are currently over 12,000 power outages being reported in Bossier Parish. Areawide, over 50,000 power outages are being reported at this time.
On Wednesday, scattered storms are in the forecast during the morning hours with the possibility of more severe weather moving through our area during the afternoon.
The Bossier Press-Tribune is monitoring the storm damage situation closely and we will bring you updates as further storm damage reports are available.