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12:55 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Entergy Working To Restore Power, But Says Linemen Safety Is Priority

Officials with Entergy Arkansas are confident that thousands of customers in the state, especially those in Prairie and Garland County, will have their power back on by Thursday night.

Spokeswoman Sally Graham said there are currently 3,000 linemen working in the extremely cold conditions.

She said the wind may cause the linemen to take more frequent breaks, which will slow down the restoration process. 

“We’ll continue to play safety first for our linemen and those working with us, as well as the public to restore power,” Graham said.

The ice storm on Tuesday caused about 48,000 homes and businesses to be in the dark.

As of Thursday afternoon, about  15,000 of those customers were still without electricity.

To report an outage, the public can call 1-800-9-OUTAGE or download the Entergy App.