Residents lose power

At approximately 7:41 a.m. on Tuesday, around 3,507 Entergy users located on the west side of El Dorado just below the intersection of College and Timberlane and south of Mount Holly lost power.

Bill Luther, customer service manager of El Dorado, said the outage was caused by a cross arm that broke causing an electrical fault that burned a switch at a substation in control of that particular area.

At 9:20 a.m. he reported that the switch had been repaired and that three of the five circuits were back on and operating. He added that all residents should have electricity on by 9:30 a.m. except for about 255 people who live near or on U.S. 82.

Luther said those residents will have a slight delay because they live close to where a part of the line needs to be de-energized before workers can begin repairing it.
However, he said power to those customers on U.S. 82 should be restored by 10:30 a.m.

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2 Responses to Residents lose power

  1. The Lone Reader says:

    Brownie points for the Admin on this one. This is local news and timely.

    BTW my power, as did several others who work in my office, came back about 9:20am.

  2. Keith Owens says:

    I know I am off topic, but I didn’t know any other way to get this information out.
    El Dorado High School’s girls basketball, Stephen Harshaw, made a vile post on facebook concerning the Zimmerman trial. “I shouldn’t say this on this forum but I’m so tired of people denying that there is still serious racial unbiased in this country… I hope they find his ass in a ditch shot in the face with a shotgun with a hoodie thrown on top of him!” Just thought the public should know what kind of person is teaching their children!!

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