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Power utilities working to restore power to thousands after storms

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Entergy Arkansas says it has restored power to about 65 percent of its customers who lost electricity after severe weather rolled across the state.

The company on Friday said electricity was switched back on for 33,226 customers. Outages had affected more than 51,000 customers at its peak.

Power outages occurred statewide after strong storms snapped electricity poles and knocked spans of wire down. The areas that saw the most damages were in southern Arkansas, including Camden, Magnolia and Dumas.

The company says it will likely take two to three days before power is restored to all its customers, but adds that many will see their electricity back on between Friday and Saturday.

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