Power outages could take up to 4 days to fix

By Jade Cunningham | jcunningham@ktalnews.tv

Published 07/24 2014 10:42AM

Updated 07/24 2014 10:51AM

It could take up to 4 days for power to be completely restored around the ArkLaTex.

That according to the SWEPCO Facebook page.

A strong line of thunderstorms with winds of 50 to 60 mph swept through SWEPCO’s Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas service territory Wednesday, causing power outages to approximately 68,000 customers.


At 8:30 a.m. Thursday, approximately 32,000 customers remained without power. Service has been restored to 36,000 customers.

Crews are working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. SWEPCO crews are being joined by an additional 225 line, service and tree personnel from Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi, Missouri and Oklahoma to assist with the restoration.

Customers without power and estimated time of restoration for 95 percent of customers:

Shreveport District – 21,162
Bossier City – 3,101 – 5 p.m. Sunday
Haughton – 2,842 – noon Sunday
Shreveport – 14,900 – 5 p.m. Monday
Vivian – 240 – 9 p.m. Saturday

Valley District – 1,061
Hornbeck – 98 – 3 p.m. today
Logansport – 118 – 5 p.m. today
Mansfield – 834 – 5 p.m. today
Natchitoches – 11 – noon today

Fayetteville District – 1,689
Fayetteville – 689 – 5 p.m. Friday
Greenwood / Booneville / Magazine – 534 – noon today
Rogers – 313 – 11:59 p.m. today
Springdale – 153 – 11:59 p.m. today

Texarkana District – 5,016
Ashdown – 33 – 11:59 p.m. today
Atlanta – 114 – 11:59 p.m. today
DeQueen – 2,169 – 9 p.m. Friday
Mt. Pleasant – 409 – noon Friday
Nashville – 1,980 – 9 p.m. Friday
New Boston – 3 – noon Friday
Texarkana – 867 – 11:59 p.m. today

Longview District – 2,420
Gilmer – 224 – noon Friday
Gladewater – 191 – noon Friday
Henderson – 108 – 6 p.m. today
Kilgore – 393 – 11:59 p.m. today
Longview – 227 – 6 p.m. today
Mineola – 1,230 – noon Friday

Total SWEPCO Outages – 31,827

Customers are reminded to stay away from all downed lines and keep others away. Downed lines can be energized.

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