Energy conservation encouraged as extreme cold continues.
Entergy Arkansas customers are asked to voluntarily reduce their electricity usage, especially between 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today due to the demand for electricity potentially exceeding the available generation.
Entergy Arkansas asks you to be particularly mindful of your energy use during this extreme cold to help reduce the strain on the electric system by practicing safe energy conservation efforts.
Approximately 1,600 customers remained without power Sunday evening after about 7,000 were disrupted earlier in the day as winter weather blew across the state. Forecasts call for even more extreme temperatures, sleet, and snow this week, with an unprecedented demand for electricity likely.
About 1,400 workers will be assisting Entergy Arkansas in power restoration with the incoming winter storms moving across the state. If you lose power, please help us by turning off your appliances and heating units, so we can more quickly get the power restored to everybody.
The sleet and freezing rain that interrupted service to nearly 5,000 Entergy Arkansas customers over the last 24 hours has passed through the state. Restoration time for most customers without power is 10 p.m. tonight.
Crews were working to restore power Thursday to approximately 1,000 customers that remained without electricity, and those customers were expected to be restored by 10 p.m.
Workers are responding to outages and are gearing up for another round of storms forecast to arrive in a few days.