SHREVEPORT. La. (KTAL/KMSS) – SWEPCO reports that more than 11,000 customers were without power Monday morning in the Shreveport-Bossier area.

Outages hit the area around 10:00 a.m. Monday. The outages primarily affect the area around Barksdale Air Force Base, North Shreveport and North Bossier City.

SWEPCO representatives say a Bush Hog struck a pole, damaging equipment that affected the substations on N. Market St. and Old Minden Rd. Officials estimate that power will be restored by 2:00 p.m.

SWEPCO Outage Map May 1, 2023
SWEPCO Outage Map May 1, 2023

By 10:30 a.m. power was restored to the Airline Park Estates and Greenacres Place neighborhoods in Bossier City.

Swepco customers can check outages in their area here. For Entergy customers, check here.

SWEPCO says the outage was caused by a bush hog that struck a pole which impacted a substation on North Market Street and Old Minden Rd.