Hundreds still without power after Ice Storm 2013

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Winter weather aftermath continues to cause school closings and massive power outages across Region 8.

Entergy Arkansas is reporting hundreds of outages, mainly in Independence County.  Baxter County is also seeing several outages. The company states on their outage map that power will hopefully be restored around 6:00 p.m. in most locations.

To check the latest outages from Entergy across the state click here.

Craighead Electric Cooperative Corporation of Jonesboro says Friday that approximately 5 members are experiencing power outages by the winter storm down from 1,400 yesterday. These outages are scattered in Greene, Craighead, and Lawrence Counties.

Mel Coleman with North Arkansas Electric says less than 100 customers are without power at this time which is down from 1,700 at the peak of the reported outages. Coleman also says the majority of those outages right now are in eastern Fulton and northern Sharp counties.

Any and all school/daycare closings into the Region 8 Newsroom can be found at in the "Winter Weather Coverage" box at the top of our homepage. We have separate tabs for schools, daycares, churches, employers, and events that have been cancelled due to winter weather.

To keep track on the latest road conditions in Arkansas click here.

To keep track on the latest road conditions in Missouri click here.

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