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Power outages across the state

The icy weather has caused wide-spread power outages across the state. Local shelters have been set up in some areas.

Entergy Outages

About 63,500 Entergy customers across the state are experiencing outages due to the weather. For the latest information from Entergy on areas with outages, visit the Entergy Storm Center.

The largest numbers of outages, so far, are in the areas of:

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
Berryville - 2,677
Hardy - 2,239
Corning - 1,987
Rector - 1,964
Newport - 1,596
Harrisburg - 1,418
Monette - 1,152
Marshall - 971
Bald Knob - 531

The rest are scattered around northern Arkansas. 

North Arkansas Outages and Shelters

North Arkansas Electric Cooperative's outages have increased to 100,000 customers.  The outages are mainly in North Arkansas.  

For those who have power outages, local shelters have been set up. 

Local Outage Shelters and Important Phone Numbers

Fulton County
The County Shop (895-2389) will be available for persons in need of a place to go
Viola Assembly of God will accept people in need
Judge Willett's Office is 895-3341
Salem First Baptist Church
Salem Church of Christ

Izard County
Persons in need can call the sheriff's office at 638-4203. Dennis Williams, the Emergency Coordinator, suspects the old Melbourne Gym will be open if need be. His number is 291-0814.

Baxter County
A Red Cross Shelter has been set up at East Side Baptist Church on Highway 5 and at the Salvation Army Church behind the Exxon Station on Highway 201 N.
Baxter County Sherrif's office number is 425-7000.

Sharp County
Ash Flat Church of Christ
Local Sherrif's number is 994-9675.

The cause of the outages is from tree limbs, trees, and the weight of ice on structures.

According to officials, they are beginning to see a few transmission and substation issues.  There was a small fire at one substation, which took the entire station down.  There are some minor, future concerns regarding supplies and food for the crews in the field

CEO Mel Coleman says, "[there is] No end in sight as of now."

For more information on what to do during an outage go to the NAEC website.

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