Little Rock, Ark. – Heavy thunderstorms spawning high winds and lightning
moved across Arkansas Friday afternoon knocking out power to 42,000 Entergy
Arkansas, Inc. customers from Harrison to Pine Bluff.
The hardest hit areas are Russellville, Dardanelle and Danville where some
14,000 customers are without electric service this afternoon. The Conway network
experienced 13,000 outages. Trees and debris being blown onto power lines, in
addition to some lightning strikes, caused most outages.
Entergy Arkansas crews have restored power to more than 6,000 customers this
afternoon and will continue restoring power throughout the evening.
At 5 p.m. today, Entergy Arkansas reports the following breakdown of outages.
LITTLE ROCK 3,970
HOT SPRINGS 950
Entergy Arkansas customers can log on to our
Outages Web site to show street-by-street where power is on or off. View
Outages can be found at www.entergy.com. Customers then can click on “Arkansas”
and are taken to a map showing the power status for the area (click on county
where you live). Green lines show power is on at the street; red lines show
power is off at the street. Customers may zoom in to a street level view to see
the power status where they live or work.
Customers can also call 1-800-9OUTAGE to report an outage.
Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to 684,000 customers in 63 counties.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in
electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and
operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating
capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States.
Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas,
Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $10
billion and approximately 14,500 employees.
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