High winds and lightning left approximately 17,000 Ark-La-Tex customers without power Sunday night, Aug. 7. As of 8:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, SWEPCO has restored power to 12,700 customers. About 4,300 customers remain without power, including 400 in Bossier City, 1,250 in Haughton, 1,000 in Shreveport, 700 in the Hornbeck area, 400 in the Mansfield area and 330 in the Natchitoches area.
Estimated times of restoration for 95% of customers are 2 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, for Bossier City, Shreveport, Haughton, and 5 p.m. today, Aug. 8, for Hornbeck, Mansfield and Natchitoches areas. Crews continue work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.