While restoring power outages caused by severe weather and high winds that moved through the state Friday, Entergy Mississippi has also been monitoring and is prepared to respond to another major weather event expected across our service territory early this week.
As extreme cold moves into the state this weekend, Entergy Arkansas is working hard to make sure customers can stay warm by preparing equipment and resources.
Entergy Arkansas is prepared for the second round of severe weather, and customer safety and comfort remain our top priority.
Entergy has restored service to more than 22,086 customers. About 1,516 customers remain without power as of 1 p.m.
As of 7:00 p.m., 3,887 customers remain without power. Damage assessment has identified damages to 83 poles, 7 transformers, 58 cross arms, and 225 spans (61,875 feet) of downed wire. A workforce of over 580 damage assessors, vegetation crews, line workers, and support personnel are diligently working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible through this event.
Entergy Arkansas has restored more than 35,000 power interruptions as a result of severe weather that impacted the state overnight Thursday and throughout Friday.
Even as Entergy employees continue to respond to outages caused by widespread severe thunderstorms, our workers are prepared to respond to another major winter event across our service.
Early morning storms bringing strong, gusty high winds entered our Entergy service territory causing fallen trees and broken tree limbs resulting in outages and damages to our facilities. Outages peaked at 10,597 customers impacted at 9:15 am. As of 1:30 pm, 5,712 customers remain without power.
More than 13,000 customers remain without power late Friday morning from a peak of 18,600 after severe thunderstorms that brought strong winds, lightning, hail and possible tornadoes.