***Third UPDATE*** Storm tears through Clarence, Campti overnight

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Campti, Mill Street, 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25.

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***UPDATE 3***

Here are Estimated Times of Restoration:

Hornbeck 7pm June 24, 2019

Natchitoches 6pm June 25, 2019

Mansfield 10pm June 24, 2019

If you go to Swepco.com/outagemap you’ll see  the outages.

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Downed trees and power lines have numerous SWEPCO customers without power.

SWEPCO was unavailable this morning for comment on estimated restoration times.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

***UPDATE***

Here are the outage numbers right now:

Natchitoches – 4,476

Mansfield – 573

Hornbeck – 1,131

Updates will continue as they become available.

In addition to power outages, there are reports of Suddenlink service issues.  Many customers are without internet and/or phone and television service.  The Suddenlink automated number only states there is a service interruption in this area.

***UPDATE 2 – 2:50 p.m. from SWEPCO***

SWEPCO crews are working to restore power as safely and quickly as possible to the 2,050 customers who remain without power after severe storms swept through the Ark-La-Tex Wednesday morning and evening.

Some of the heaviest damage was in the Northwest Louisiana area, where straight-line winds snapped and uprooted trees and caused significant structural damage. Remaining outages include 235 customers in Texas and 1,815 in Louisiana.

Estimated times of restoration for 95 percent of customers that can take service (many customers’ power will be restored sooner):

Longview District:

Marshall – 10 p.m. Friday

Shreveport District:

Haughton – 10 p.m. Sunday

Plain Dealing – 10 p.m. Sunday

Vivian – 10 p.m. Sunday

Valley District:

Hornbeck – 11 p.m. Friday

Remember these important steps during the restoration process:

DAMAGED SERVICE ENTRANCE: SWEPCO cannot connect power to any home or business where there is damage to the service entrance. The service entrance is the area located 1) at the meter, 2) between the meter and the home’s electrical panel, or 3) the location where ‘s cable connects to the home/business owner’s cable. These are customer-owned facilities. Customers need to have a qualified electrician repair this damage before power can be restored to the home or business.

CREWS AT WORK: Residents without power are asked not to stop crew trucks as this will only slow down repairs. SWEPCO asks for your patience and understanding during the restoration process. In many areas, crews must rebuild significant portions of electric facilities to restore power.

SAFETY – DOWNED POWER LINES: Never touch a downed utility wire, no matter how harmless it looks. It can be difficult to distinguish between a power line and a cable or telephone line. All downed lines should be considered energized and dangerous. And don’t touch anything in contact with the line, such as trees, fences or puddles of water, since they can conduct electricity. Keep children and pets away from this potential hazard. Call AEP to report any downed lines or equipment. Call SWEPCO or 911 immediately.

SAFETY – PORTABLE GENERATORS: If you use a portable or RV generator, do not plug the generator into your circuit box. Portable generators “backfeed” electricity up the line and risk the lives of repair workers and the public. Follow the manufacturers’ instructions carefully, and plug essential appliances directly into the generator.

OUTAGE INFO: SWEPCO Mobile App – Report outages, check outage status, and more. Download at App store or Google Play. See SWEPCO.com/App

SWEPCO Alerts – Get an email or text message with the latest info for your home or business. See SWEPCO.com/Alerts.

SWEPCO.com/Outages – View an outage map, report outages and find additional safety information.

 

Current outages according to SWEPCO.com
Clarence – near Grayson’s on Hwy 71
Clarence on Hwy 6

Photos  of  Clarence  by Juanice  Gray