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Entergy assigns 1,450 extra workers to restore power, survey damage

By David Harten

This article was published February 4, 2014 at 5:01 p.m.

Entergy announced an additional 1,450 workers have been assigned to help with efforts to return power to certain areas around Arkansas after Tuesday mornings’ winter storm.

The company says it already has 900 workers out surveying and working through the damage that includes 41,000 power failures across the state, according to a Tuesday news release. Among the hardest-hit areas includes Garland County with 8,526 customers without power, while Conway County currently is experiencing 3,479 power failures.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 3,030 Entergy customers are without power in Pulaski County, according to Entergy officials.

“Our crews and additional teams are working to get the lights back on for customers as quickly and as safely as possible,” said Brady Aldy, Entergy's vice president for customer service.

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