LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Entergy Arkansas, Inc. crews are preparing to respond to
Sunday evening’s winter storm by positioning themselves in areas across the
state that are expected to be impacted by severe weather. Forecasts call for up
to ½-inch accumulation of ice in some areas, and up to 3/8-inch elsewhere. Ice
is particularly harmful to electrical lines and even at 1/4 inch of freezing
rain accumulation, limbs and lines can become coated, causing outages to the
distribution system. Even ½ inch of ice can add 500 extra pounds of weight on to
“We model our resource needs based on damage prediction associated with the
weather forecast, which gets especially challenging in an ice storm,” said Brady
Aldy, vice president of customer service for Entergy Arkansas. “The line of
freezing rain and sleet is a moving target that we track closely to help
determine how much damage there will be, how much help we need and where we need
it so that we can restore power as safely and quickly as possible.”
On Saturday, Entergy Arkansas requested an additional 500 workers to join the
response effort and has asked about 500 more to remain on alert to deploy as
needed. Contractors and crews from sister operating companies will arrive in the
state tonight to receive a safety orientation and await the storm’s arrival.
Where to get info
As you make your own plans, we will keep you informed throughout about our
response. Here is how you can get information.
· Download our app for your smartphone at entergy.com/app or visit
entergystormcenter.com to stay informed on our restoration progress. Newer-model
Android users may have difficulty accessing all of the app’s features.
· Sign up for text alerts. From your cellphone, text R-E-G to 368374, or
· Visit our View Outages page at
· Follow us on Twitter.com/entergy
· Call us at 800-9OUTAGE (800-968-8243).
· Follow updates in your local news media, like radio, television and
Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to approximately 700,000 customers in
63 counties. Entergy Arkansas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, 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, including nearly
10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear
generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in
Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more
than $12 billion and approximately 13,000 employees.
More information is available on Entergy’s website at