Entergy is attempting to restore power for thousands of Arkansans
Little Rock, Arkansas – A winter storm that blew through Arkansas left about 12,000 houses without electricity.
3,000 of the outages had been fixed by the afternoon of December 23.
According to Matt Ramsey, a spokesman for Entergy, their technicians have been trying to restore electricity.
“We’re out here day and night to make sure everyone can get their power on quickly and have it for the holidays,” said Ramsey.
Ramsey claimed that wind was the main source of power outages.
“A lot of the power outages that we are experiencing were from the wind that has knocked down tree limbs onto power lines.”
According to Ramsey, it takes time for their personnel to evaluate broken powerlines and restore them.
Garland, Pulaski, and Faulkner Counties experienced the highest power disruptions, according to Entergy.
“It has been a while since we have seen temperatures this cold,” said Ramsey. “I mean, Arkansas is not really necessarily used to this temperature, but our crew is always prepared for any type of weather.”
In order to protect their personnel from the cold weather that brings ice and snow, Entergy noted that they have measures in place.
If you observe a downed powerline, Ramsey explained how everyone can keep safe.
“If you see any down powerlines, you want to make sure that you stay away from those for your safety, and wait until an Entergy Arkansas crew member or a lineman comes in order to make sure they can assess the damage,” said Ramsey.