Icy Conditions Impede Restoration Progress
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Entergy Arkansas, Inc. crews spent the day Monday
scouting damage and making repairs following a destructive ice storm Sunday
night and Monday that left more than 30,000 customers without power. Outages
were caused mostly by ice-covered trees and limbs falling onto power lines.
Outages were scattered throughout south Arkansas. Montgomery County was hit
especially hard. Entergy Arkansas brought in about 1,000 extra workers from
sister companies and contractors, which were dispatched to problem areas Monday.
Unfortunately, because of ice on the roads, travel has been tedious, and
restoration slower than hoped. About a third of the customers who lost power
will have their service restored by 10 p.m. tonight, most will be back on by 10
p.m. Tuesday and a few of the more difficult cases will carry over into
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