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.