Power restored to Kilgore customers after widespread outages

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Kilgore substation on Highway 259 Kilgore substation on Highway 259

Utilities have been restored to residents in the Kilgore area after widespread outages Tuesday night.

The Kilgore Police Department said the cause was a blown transformer in town. 

Around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Southwestern Electric Power Company, or SWEPCO, reported that power had been restored to more than 2,300 customers in Gregg and Cherokee counties.

SWEPCO would not confirm that a blown transformer caused the outages. 

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