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Power restored to Kilgore customers after widespread outages

Kilgore substation on Highway 259 Kilgore substation on Highway 259
KILGORE, TX (KLTV) -

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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