Storm darkens downtown area
Caraway said the weather took down a steam plant substation and caused two circuits to go out, as well as the loss of a transmission line. He said the affected area was the south side of Ruston.
James Brown with Ruston Light and Power said approximately 2,000 customers in downtown Ruston and south of U.S. 167 were affected by the power outage.
Ross said severe weather was also reported in Shreveport, Bossier Parish, Coushatta and Natchitoches.
Power was restored at approximately 10:40 a.m.