With the wintery mix mostly hitting southwest Arkansas, AEP SWEPCO has called in crews from multiple states to help with anticipated outages and downed power lines.
SWEPCO is expecting up to an inch of ice accumulation to fall on their power lines in and around the Texarkana area.
Crews from Alabama, Missouri, Louisiana and Texas are already at staging areas there waiting to be deployed.
Even though many resources will be in the northern part of the ArkLaTex, there will still be workers here in the Shreveport-Bossier area to handle any icy conditions.
The main concern in Shreveport-Bossier is also downed power lines.
Here are some tips on what to do if your electricity goes out.
"Anytime you're without electricity, it's not a good thing,” says Scott McCloud. “So, you want to prepare in advance by having plenty of warm clothing and blankets, flashlights with fresh batteries, portable radios and TVs, so you can access these things with batteries.”
And if you see any downed lines or you have an outage, you're urged to call SWEPCO's 24-hour number to report it.
That number is 1-888-218-3919.
We also reached out to Louisiana DOTD to talk about preps for the roads.
We were told barricades are already near the major interstates and highways, and crews will be ready to put them out if needed.