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Electricity Company Crews Finish Repairs in Arkansas, Head for Texas

SEPTEMBER 30, 2005 - Posted at 7:43 a.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Utility crews that worked to restore electricity to Arkansas customers after last weekend's storms will get a few days' rest before heading for Texas.

Entergy Arkansas says 48 of its linemen and supervisors will travel to southeast Texas to help with power restoration there.

Saturday night and Sunday morning, about 60,000 Entergy customers in Arkansas lost power when the storms spawned remnants of Hurricane Rita swept across the state.

Rita knocked out power to about 766,000 customers in the four-state Entergy system...Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

Entergy said 129 linemen and supporting personnel were already in Louisiana, and another 115 in Texas.

The utility says enough crews will remain in Arkansas to handle emergencies, but routine work might be delayed a bit by the storm-restoration work.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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