SWEPCO: Power restored to 21,000 in Bossier Parish after equipment failure

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BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Power is back on for more than 21,000 SWEPCO customers in Bossier Parish after an equipment failure caused an outage early Friday.

The outage hit at 5:37 a.m. when a lightning arrestor failed according to a SWEPCO spokesperson. Karen Wissing says a piece of equipment used to protect other equipment from lightning strikes had to be replaced after so many storms this spring.

Power was restored around 7 a.m.

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