The storm system rolling through the Arklatex has knocked out power to thousands of local residents.

As of 7pm Friday, more than 10,000 Swepco customers are in the dark.

The hardest hit areas are in South Bossier, North Caddo parish, East Texas and the Texarkana area.

Hail has been reported throughout the region with heavy rains and strong winds. Trees are reported down in North Caddo Parish. Golf-ball sized hail has been reported in Broadmoor and Cedar Grove.

The threat of severe weather continues through much of the night. The region is under a Tornado Watch.

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Crews will be working throughout the evening to try to get the power restored, but many folks could be in the dark for several hours as the threat of severe weather is with us until at least midnight.