Power outage causes Wednesday morning evacuation of Shreveport’s Government Plaza

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Government Plaza employees wait for the OK to return to work after a fire alarm was tripped.

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Employees in Shreveport’s Government Plaza were evacuated Wednesday morning due to a power outage that tripped a fire alarm inside the building, according to Marquel Sennet, director of communications for the City of Shreveport.

After the fire alarm tripped, the building was evacuated in an abundance of caution, Sennet said.

A SWEPCO crew immediately responded and power was restored and in less than a half-hour, government employees were back on the job inside the building.

SWEPCO spokesman Peter Main said power went out on Travis Street just before 10 a.m. Wednesday, stretching from North Market all the way to Texas Street. It was restored for the complete stretch at 10:27 a.m.

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