KILGORE, TEXAS (KLTV) - UPDATE: The Kilgore Police Department reported that power has been restored.
They reported the power outage originated from a switching station near Longview Street where a “large critter” got into a switch. Kilgore police say the station was taken down as they removed the animal and then went through a precautionary restart process.
The SWEPCO outage map reports about 141 customers are still without power. Kilgore police ask anyone that is still without power to contact SWEPCO.
Kilgore ISD reported power has been restored to the high school campus.
PREVIOUS: A major power outage is affecting the City of Kilgore on Friday morning.
According to SWEPCO’s outage map, more than 1,900 customers are without power in the Kilgore area.
Kilgore police reported the power outage is affecting stoplights at major intersections. They reported police, city workers and TXDOT are working to get the lights working again.
Kilgore ISD reported their high school campus is currently without power. They stated on Facebook the students safe and everyone is waiting for power to return. According to their Facebook post, they expect power to return at about 9:30 a.m.
The police department asks that residents only call dispatch for emergencies.
Police said they will continue to update residents as details become available.