City of Longview thanks SWEPCO for its storm restoration efforts

Longview city council says thanksRESIZED

Longview Mayor Andy Mack, left, with SWEPCO employees at a recent city council meeting.

SWEPCO was recognized by the Mayor and Longview City Council for its efforts to restore power following the May 28 storms. Comments of appreciation also were posted on the City of Longview’s Facebook page.

Severe storms swept through East Texas on Sunday, May 28, triggering two tornadoes in Longview that knocked out power to more than 65,000 customers in the city. SWEPCO company and contract crews went to work to clear downed trees to repair damaged poles, cross-arms, wire and transformers. All customers who could take power were back on by June 3.