Water service disrupted after lightning strike

BEAUREGARD PARISH, LA (KPLC) - The South Beauregard Water System in Ragley confirms a large area is without water this afternoon, but officials hope to have water restored by 3:30 p.m.

Lightning reportedly struck a six inch main water line on Ball Road sometime overnight when storms were passing through.

Officials are uncertain how many households are affected, but those who live south of DeRidder around the Ball Road area are experiencing the outage.

Repair crews have been out since early Wednesday morning. They hope to have the line repaired this afternoon, but it could take longer.

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