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story.lead_photo.caption 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. - Photo by Benjamin Krain

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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Front Section, Pages 1 on 12/27/2012

Print Headline: In state, lights out to 265,000


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  • Jackabbott
    December 27, 2012 at 8:06 a.m.

    Instead of using some of the mighty profits these companies have made over the years to place the lines underground, they continue to use the 100 year old system of wires on telephone poles. This is a relic of the past. This is the nature of protected, unregulated monopolies. No common sense.

  • Garycmillerlawgmailcom
    December 27, 2012 at 8:27 a.m.

    Doesn't seem like the major high voltage lines should go down just because of a snow storm.

  • NoUserName
    December 27, 2012 at 9:26 a.m.

    This happens far too often. Perhaps it's time to look at solutions rather than stick with the status quo.