Wet Christmas for the Ark La Tex
Over the river takes on new meaning
Over the river and through the woods takes on a new meaning for ArkLaTex residents this Christmas. Some streets were turned into rivers because of this morning's heavy rain. Parts of the ArkLaTex spent Christmas under a severe thunderstorm watch and warning. Electricity was knocked out to thousands of AEP Swepco customers. About 2,600 customers in Northwest Louisiana were in the dark late this morning. About 1,800 were without power in East Texas. The storms caused some minor damage in Cass County, Texas. Authorities report that some downed lines caused a small fire. Some early morning flights out of the Shreveport Regional Airport were delayed this morning because of the weather. Those heading out for Christmas lunch may find some minor roadway flooding. One lane of Youree Drive in Shreveport was underwater, while the city's drainage system tried to keep up with the rain. Later today, things will get colder and Stormteam 3 Meteorologist Brian Fowler says that could spell trouble, especially if it gets below freezing. Northern parts of the KTBS viewing area could see snow later today and tonight.
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