Snow storm damage in Little Rock. (Photo Taken: Dec. 27, 2012)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Tens of thousands of people who spent nearly a week in the dark have restored electricty. After last week's snow and ice storm, more than 200,000 customers in Central Arkansas were left without power.
As of 2:30 p.m. Monday, Entergy reported power restoration to all but 6,471 customers. At its peak, Entery reported power loss to about 194,000 people after the Christmas Day storm. Contractors from 15 different states came to Arkansas to help throughout the weekend to get the lights back on.
NLR Electric has completed its talk of getting folks back online. It said in a statement Sunday that power to its customers is "now 100 percent completely restored." Additional repairs are still required, however, and streetlight repairs will continue into mid-January. The company asks if anyone has an outage, it be reported by calling 1-888-728-4004.
As on Monday morning, First Electric Cooperative had restored power to all members, with the exception of approximately 20 in Saline County. Crews continue working to get the final customers taken care of. The winter storms that began Dec. 25 disrupted service to more than 30,000 First Electric members.
Entergy expects to restore power to its customers by Tuesday.
For more information on the efforts to restore power, click the links below:
First Electric Cooperative Outages Page: http://outage.fecc.coop/
Entergy Outages: http://viewoutage.entergy.com/ar.aspx#
NLR Electric Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/NLRElectric
Warming Shelters in Central Arkansas: http://www.todaysthv.com/news/article/240449/377/Warming-shelters-open-in-Central-Arkansas