Entergy Arkansas is prepared for the likelihood that winter weather will affect parts of the company’s service territory Thursday, Dec. 22, through Saturday, Dec. 24, with temperatures below freezing, strong winds and precipitation.
Crews worked late into the night to restore power to more than 22,000 customers after thunderstorms rolled through the state Monday, causing widespread damage and a peak of 23,000 outages.
Thunderstorms with strong winds and lightning knocked out power to thousands of Entergy Arkansas customers this afternoon, with a peak of 23,000 outages. The hardest hit areas were Little Rock, Hot Springs and Pine Bluff, with many downed trees and limbs on power lines, broken poles and substation equipment damages.
Entergy continues to closely monitor the weather, our equipment, and grid conditions, and take appropriate steps to ensure reliable delivery of power to our customers.
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For most of the week ahead, we’re expected to see the highest energy usage by our customers that the company has ever seen. This follows a week of high temperatures that spanned across much of the U.S. bringing record-high heat to some areas.
Extremely hot weather is expected this week and could lead to increased energy usage over the next few days. These extreme conditions create potentially high demand for electricity, and we have some tips to help you manage your energy usage and bill.
Several storms brought flash flooding, lightning, and gusts of wind up to 60 mph across the state Tuesday and Wednesday, causing more than 29,000 customer interruptions.