As of 3:50 p.m. Wednesday only 114 customers statewide were without power — two in Union County — but that doesn’t mean Entergy Arkansas isn’t preparing for wide-sweeping outages following a line of ice and thunderstorms across the state Wednesday night and Thursday.
According to a release from Entergy, the utility company has secured an additional 1,000 line, vegetation and scout workers expected for arrival Wednesday evening. Other workers are preparing by double checking equipment and studying line maps.
Despite a brief sleeting around lunch time, El Dorado is likely to escape the icier weather falling on Central and North Arkansas with precipitation only predicted to be 40 percent for Wednesday and 80 percent for Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
Friday, on the other hand, is expected to dawn with sunshine and a high nearing 60 degrees.