Drivers Asked To Stay Off Possibly Slick Roads
Posted: February 21, 2013 at 5 a.m.
Emergency services personnel urged Benton County residents to stay off roads this morning if at all possible after an overnight ice storm was expected to hit the area.
At A Glance
To Report Electrical Outages
• Ozarks Electric Cooperative, www.ozarksecc.com, 800-521-6322
• Southwestern Electric Power Co., www.swepco.com, 888-218-3919
• Carroll Electric Cooperative, www.carrollecc.com, 800-432-9720
• Bentonville Electric Department, www.bentonvillear.com, 479-271-3135; 800-286-1262 after 4 p.m.
• Siloam Springs Electric Department, 479-524-3777, days; 479-524-4118, nights.
To Report Emergency
• Source Gas, www.sourcegasarkansas.com; 800-563-0012
For Road Conditions
• Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department
800-245-1672 or 501-569-2374
• Oklahoma Department of Public Safety
• Missouri Department of Transportation
• Kansas Department of Transportation
• National Weather Service
Tulsa, Okla., 918-832-4116 or 918-838-7838
North Little Rock 501-834-0308
Source: Staff Report
At A Glance
Tips For Using Generators
• Do not connect generator directly to home wiring.
• Never plug a portable electric general into a regular household outlet. Connect individual appliances that have outdoor-rated power cords to receptacle outlet of the generator or use a heavy-duty outdoor-rated extension cord.
• Do not overload generator. Overloading a generator can damage appliances.
• Never use a generator indoors or in an attached garage. Generators emit deadly carbon monoxide.
• Make sure generator is grounded.
• Do not store fuel indoors or try to refuel a generator while it is running.
• Turn off all equipment powered by generator before shutting down generator.
Source: Rogers Fire Department
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