Craighead Electric Crews Continuing to Work on Restoring Power to Storm Zone

APRIL 4, 2006 - Posted at 3:09 p.m. CST

MARMADUKE, AR - As of 8 a.m. today, the number of Craighead Electric Coop customers still without power was trimmed to approximately 230, according to the coop.  A release states that 200 of those customers are in Greene County, and the other 30 are in Crittenden County.

According to Craighead Electric spokesperson Becky Carter, "We still have several poles to replace in and around Marmaduke.  Our crews are really making progress and we expect that to continue over the course of the next couple of days, until all power is restored."

To report outages to Craighead Electric, call 1-888-771-7772.

Meanwhile in southeast Missouri, Ameren crews are working to rebuild the company's distribution system after tornado-force winds toppled nearly 300 poles and wires.