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Winter Storm Leaves Thousands of Louisiana & Texas Residents Without Power

More than 47,000 AEP SWEPCO customers in northwest Louisiana and east Texas were without power following the February 11th, 2014, winter storm.

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Power Crews Converge on Shreveport-Bossier

Crews have converged in our region to help restore power knocked out over the weekend. We spotted more than 20 trucks staging in the WalMart parking lot in West Shreveport early today. This morning there are still m

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SWEPCO Urges Kite-Flying Safety

The weather's warming up and that means we'll soon be seeing more kite-flying. But Southwestern Electric Power Company is reminding area residents that metallic coatings on Mylar helium balloons and on kites can cause power losses and even damage SWEPCO's electrical grid.

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UPDATE: Power Outages After Thunder Storms Number in Thousands

Strong thunderstorms blew through Shreveport Bossier at about 12:30am Thursday morning moving East across Northeast Texas and Northwest Louisiana with strong wind gusts reaching 35mph. At 3:00am Swepco

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Southwestern Electric Power Company Offers Tips on Hurricane Preparedness

SWEPCO spokeswoman has tips on how we can be prepared for the effects of Isaac.

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Shreveport Hit and Run and Construction Woes

Shreveport police are investigating a hit and run today in which a vehicle slammed into a utility pole that fell onto the roadway, knocking out power in the area.

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Finally Rain in Shreveport, But Storms Down Trees

After days of dry weather, Shreveport got some rain. But, it was in the form or heavy thunderstorms rolling through the Ark-La-Tex.

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A Familiar Culprit Causes a Power Outage

It's happened again...about 2800 SWEPCO customers in the 9000 block of Mansfield Road were without power for a little while this morning. The culprit? Mylar balloons stuck in a power line. Utility company spokesman Scott McCloud says this has happened before to the Williamson Way circuits

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Stay Safe Around Electricity

A new year is the time for resolutions and new beginnings, and SWEPCO encourages you to resolve to stay safe around electricity in 2012. Now is the perfect time to brush up on your electrical safety knowledge, so you and your loved ones can stay safe this year

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Electrical Work Causes Downtown Street Closure Thursday

Travis Street will be closed between Edwards Street and Marshall on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon.

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