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Entergy Crews Responding to 63,000 Ice Storm Outages


Little Rock, Ark. – As of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Entergy Arkansas, Inc. is reporting 63,500 power outages as a result of a severe winter storm, particularly in the northern part of the state.

The hardest hit areas are:

* Harrison, 13,861
* Yellville, 7,726
* Batesville, 5,749
* Walnut Ridge, 4,407
* Mountain View, 4,291
* Russellville, 3,963
* Mountain Home, 3,828
* Pocahontas, 3,107

There are about 1,000 linemen responding to the Entergy Arkansas outages, including the approximately 400 who are Entergy Arkansas employees. That number includes about 250 company linemen from Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, as well as about 330 contractors. Talks continue with additional resources as the ultimate requirement for workers becomes more clear.

Entergy Arkansas customers are reminded to stay away from downed power lines. Outages should be reported by calling 1-800-9OUTAGE.

A relatively new- and recently upgraded – online service is “View Outages.” Anyone with Internet access can go to Entergy’s external Web site, click on “View Outages” and see where outages are occurring down to the street level.

Entergy Arkansas, Inc. provides electricity to almost 684,000 customers in 63 counties. Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and ret ail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plant s with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $10 billion and approximately 14,500 employees.


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