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Power outage affecting residents from Gladewater to Longview along Hwy 80

CLARKSVILLE CITY, Texas (KETK) - SWEPCO is reporting a large power outage along Hwy. 80 due to a blown main transformer.

The outage affects Gladewater, Warren City, Clarksville City, White Oak and part of Longview, according to Derek Zivney, chief of the Clarksville City Volunteer Fire Department.

More than 1,600 SWEPCO customers are affected.

Traffic lights along Hwy. 80 in the affected area are out, Chief Zivney said.

The outage is the result of a blown main transformer at Texas Street and Hwy. 80 in Clarksville City.

SWEPCO estimates that power may be restored by 7:30 p.m., "but that's a rough estimate," said Zivney.

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