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AEC has restored power to almost all customers

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LITTLE ROCK – At the height of the power outages last week, Arkansas Electric Cooperatives reported 20,000 customers without service – on Friday that number stands at 1,000. 

Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative of Ozark estimates that the vast majority of the outages in its service area are at residences that can't accept service due to damages on the members' meter service.

On Thursday, Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative of Mena located pockets of major infrastructure damage when accessing areas that had been impassable. Additional crews were dispatched and are on the ground in the service area. The cooperative says it plans to make "strong progress" today.