Bringing Back the Power

May 3, 2017
Entergy Arkansas deals with the fallout from strong weekend storms, restoring power to more than 70,000.

Entergy Arkansas crews spread across the state have restored power to most, if not all, of the peak of 71,000 Entergy Arkansas customers hit by severe weather over the weekend.

“We brought in about 1,000 workers from out of state to assist getting the power back on as quickly and safely as possible,” said Audie Foret, senior manager of operations and safety. “As work progresses in some areas, we are moving resources to other parts of the state.”

Scouts reported more than 200 broken poles, 210 spans of wire down and 35 transformers damaged or destroyed by the storm. High winds and flooding made initial progress difficult.

Following are images of the damage and the work that crews did to get the power back on, shared on Entergy Arkansas social media.

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