Severe Weather Leaves Thousands Powerless
A strong supercell storm pushed through the Ark-La-Tex this evening, producing Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Warnings across the area. The storm produced strong winds, hail, and possible tornados.
As the storm pushed through, thousands of local SWEPCO customers were left in the dark. According to SWEPCO's online resource, the majority of the outages were in Shreveport and Bossier City.
On the Shreveport side, most of the reported outages are near Shreveport Regional Airport and Pines Road. For the Bossier City side, there are thousands of customers without power in the neighborhoods around Cope Middle School.
There are multiple reports of power lines down, including this line that was downed in a roadway near the Louisiana/Texas state line, on Buncombe Road near Bethany.
A semi-truck driver tells us that his trailer "left the ground" during the storm. Though it did not result in an accident.