While sunshine is a somewhat boundless source, it has its limitations. There’s still energy needed around the clock, day or night.
The familiar bucket truck is but one of the tools line workers use to repair the power grid
Damage assessments have identified a total of 252 broken poles, 328 damaged pieces of equipment and over 694 spans of downed wire across the state still needing to be repaired.
See below for local updates on restoration progress.
So far, crews have identified 171 broken poles, 175 damaged pieces of equipment and over 389 spans of downed wire across the state as restoration continues.
Majority of customers who can take power are expected to be restored by Sunday night.
Hurricane Laura entered the Entergy Arkansas service area Thursday morning with heavy rains and tropical storm winds ranging from 40-50 mph and wind gusts up to 65 mph.
A workforce of more than 13,000 will restore outages caused by Hurricane Laura