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Lepanto transmission lines destroyed in Sunday storms
Multiple transmission structures have been destroyed by strong winds that blasted through the Lepanto and Etowah areas on Sunday, damaging farm equipment and silos, as well as the electric system.
At least four transmission structures are having to be rebuilt, along with two additional spans of transmission lines between Lepanto and Marked Tree.
The current estimated restoration time for approximately 1,400 customers is late Thursday night. Additional crews are assisting with the restoration, and it is hoped that power can be restored sooner than currently estimated.
We know power outages during this extreme weather are extremely frustrating, and we are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power. Workers will be battling the heat as well, taking more frequent but critical water breaks. We greatly appreciate the continued patience of our customers as our crews work to restore power in the damaged areas.
We want our customers to stay safe as well. We encourage those without power to make arrangements to stay elsewhere while power is being restored or visit one of the following cooling centers during the hottest parts of the day.
- Lepanto Fire Department, 117 Greenwood Ave., Lepanto, AR
- Stevens Square, 100 Stevens Square, Lepanto, AR
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and are working to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible, as well as keep you informed on our progress.