Statewide outages from this week's severe winter weather have been reduced to approximately 6,420 customers Saturday evening, from a Wednesday peak of 30K.
Freezing rain is falling in the southern part of the state, but the majority of outages from the winter storms should be restored this weekend.
While the peak from this week’s winter storms was 30,087 customer outages, Entergy Arkansas has restored more than 59,000 customers to service.
The line of severe winter weather that brought freezing rain and ice accumulations exited the state last night, and power restoration continues.
Crews are working to restore power, but ice damage and ongoing weather conditions are slowing progress. So far, more than 100 poles, 330 spans of wire and 69 cross arms have been discovered damaged so far.
Entergy Arkansas crews and contractors numbering some 1,600 were working to restore power to more than 27,000 customers across the state Thursday morning, due to outages caused by freezing rain and winds. The number of outages will fluctuate and likely increase as the storm continues to bring additional precipitation.
As many as 27,000 customers lost power this morning as winter storms continue moving through the state.
The forecast calls for freezing rain over and ice accumulations in central, western, and northern Arkansas for the next couple of days. Wind gusts are predicted throughout the state up to 25 mph today, and up to 20 mph in the northwest region of the state, Thursday night.