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UPDATE: 1250 Entergy customers still in the dark

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(KATV) - According to Entergy's website, less than 1,300 of their customers were without power as of 12:50 Tuesday morning, down from a high of nearly 200,000. The majority of those - 950 - were in Pulaski County.

Both the First Electric Cooperative and North Little Rock Electric are now 100 percent restored.

Some 4,000 additional workers were brought in to help restore Entergy customers' power after the freezing rain, sleet and snow storm which, at its peak, knocked out power to 194,000 Entergy Arkansas customers. Among the crews assisting in restoration work in Arkansas are Entergy personnel from Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Florida. Hampering restoration efforts were road conditions that continue to make driving slow and dangerous.

"Although we are making good progress in challenging conditions, we still expect getting the lights back on will be a lengthy process in Arkansas. Customers in areas with the heaviest damage should expect an extended outage of seven days or longer," said Hugh McDonald, president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas, in a press release.

As of Thursday morning, power has been restored to customers in Russellville and Helena and crews are being shifted to help other areas.

Below is a time table for when Entergy expects to have various areas restored:

  • Thursday: Pine Bluff, Stuttgart, Lonoke, Marion, Wynne, Morrilton, Forrest City
  • Friday: Conway, Cabot, Jacksonville
  • Saturday: Blytheville, Searcy, Augusta, McCrory
  • Sunday: Benton, Bryant, Carthage, Mt. Ida and Glenwood, plus Dallas, Montgomery & Pike counties

For the hardest hit areas – Little Rock, western Grant County, Hot Springs/Malvern, Clark County and Garland County – restoration could take as long as seven or more days, but most customers will be restored sooner, according to Entergy.

Remember to stay away from downed power lines and do not trim trees or remove debris on or near downed power lines. You can call 1-800-9OUTAGE toll-free to report electric or gas outages.

You can also click here for the latest outage information from their website.

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