Traffic along East Texas Street was redirected in Bossier City after a vehicle slammed into a utility pole and knocked it down, causing the power lines to fall across all four lanes.
As per the initial information, the incident took place near the intersection with Airline Drive. The early reports showed that the crash did not result in any serious injuries. AEP SWEPCO also responded to the scene.
As of just after 5 p.m. there were just over 40 customers left without power in the affected area and police were rerouting traffic by hand. Authorities are working to fully restore power in the area. The circumstances surrounding the crash remain unknown at this time.
The crash remains under investigation.
October 8, 2021