Arkansas Power Outages Near 5,000, Full Restoration Expected Wednesday

Feb 17, 2015

An Entergy lineman works on power lines in Arkadelphia.
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Entergy Arkansas says the number of customers still without power after a winter storm moved across the state is now around 5,000. Most of the outages are in the southwest part of the state.

Entergy said some repairs may take until Wednesday because icy roads have made travel difficult and slowed work.

Entergy said more than 30,000 customers lost power during the storms, primarily due to ice-covered trees and limbs falling onto power lines.

The storm left icy roads that are blamed for at least one traffic death.

Arkansas State Police say Gertrude Brock of Crossett died Monday when the vehicle she was driving went off ice-covered Highway 82 near Lake Village, struck a ditch and overturned.