Thousands In Arkansas Still Without Power After Winter Storm

Feb 18, 2015

Dozens of schools across Arkansas remained closed and thousands are still without power following a winter storm that crossed the state.

Schools statewide remained closed Wednesday after the storm that left roads icy and is blamed for at least one traffic death.

Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas reports about 2,600 customers of South Central Arkansas Electric Cooperative were without power Wednesday morning - about 1,600 of those in Clark County. And Entergy Arkansas reported about 1,500 outages.

The largest number of Entergy outages - more than 500 - were in Pike County. Entergy says about 30,000 of its customers were without power during the storms while about 15,000 electric cooperative customers lost electricity.

Entergy says repairs have been slow because the icy roads have made travel to affected areas difficult.