No-power list in state drops below 100,000

Posted: December 29, 2012 at 2:48 a.m.

Fog blankets utility workers Friday as they repair broken power lines along Cantrell Road in Little Rock. Tree limbs weighed down from ice and snow Tuesday night snapped power lines across the state and initially left more than 200,000 electric customers without power.

Entergy Arkansas’ chief executive officer said Friday that utility crews are “working as fast as we can” to repair power-line damage from the Christmas storm that’s expected to reach into the tens of millions of dollars.

Entergy CEO addresses outage

Entergy CEO Hugh McDonald addressed the media in a press conference to update the current progress on the companies restoration of power to various areas around the state following the winter storm. (By David Harten)
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