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In state, lights out to 265,000

2 children among 3 deaths tied to weather

Posted: December 27, 2012 at 12:50 a.m.


Matt Blunt and his daughter Abby sled down a hill Wednesday morning in Maumelle.  A historic Christmas night winter storm dropped upwards of a foot of snow on parts of Arkansas, shutting down workplaces, downing trees and power lines and turning travel treacherous. As of Wednesday afternoon more than 182,000 Entergy customers were without electricity. More than 90,000 of those were in Pulaski County.

Matt Blunt and his daughter Abby sled down a hill Wednesday morning in Maumelle. A historic Christmas night winter storm dropped upwards of a foot of snow on parts of Arkansas, shutting down workplaces, downing trees and power lines and turning travel treacherous. As of Wednesday afternoon more than 182,000 Entergy customers were without electricity. More than 90,000 of those were in Pulaski County.

A storm system covered most of Arkansas with heavy snow and ice that snapped utility lines and knocked out power stations, leaving nearly 265,000 homes and businesses without electricity Wednesday.

LR sees historic Christmas night snowfall

Little Rock, along with much of Arkansas, got a white Christmas in the form of heavy snowfall overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. (By Gavin Lesnick)
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