Winter Storm Recovery Continues in Arkansas

Downed utility lines in Jonesboro, Ark., last week.


‘Getting better all the time’ was the headline of a story in The Sun (Jonesboro, Ark.) today, touting the progress of crews restoring electric power to areas ravaged by winter storms last week.

With electricity back online, so are Suddenlink services. As of 11 a.m. today, more than 95% of Suddenlink-served homes in Newport, Ark., were back to normal. Jonesboro, Ark., was close to the same threshhold.

Though not as far along, restoration efforts by power-company crews continue in other impacted areas served by Suddenlink, including Pocahontas, Walnut Ridge, and Mt. Home. In the latter two communities, according to a story in The Batesville Daily Guard, Entergy Arkansas has opened “customer information centers” — at City Hall, 720 S. Hickory Street, in Mt. Home; and at 109 Southwest Front Street in Walnut Ridge.

Per the Daily Guard story:

These centers provide an opportunity for customers to speak face-to-face with [power] company representatives for local information about outages, progress in restoring power and other issues. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including Sunday.