Winter storm leaves thousands of Arkansas customers without power

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Thousands of customers in Arkansas are without power Friday after a storm rolled through parts of the state Thursday night.

As of 12:22 p.m., reported that 18,733 customers were still left without electricity. Data from the map shows that most of the outages are being reported across parts of central and east Arkansas.

Power crews preparing ahead of winter weather forecasted for Arkansas

Officials with Entergy Arkansas said Wednesday that linemen were preparing before severe weather hit the state by checking power lines and equipment used during the winter and trimming trees.

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The storm brought heavy winds, rain and hail. The tornado watch in central Arkansas is canceled but is still active in the eastern part of the state.

AAA gives tips for Arkansas drivers to get ready for winter driving

Officials with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that one person was injured after a tree fell on a trailer near Oil Trough. Officials said that the person had minor injuries.

Be alerted as soon as severe weather coverage begins by downloading the Arkansas Storm Team app from the App Store or on Google Play.

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