Power back on after backhoe snags line in Cave City

Power back on after backhoe snags line in Cave City
A backhoe on a trailer snagged a phone line Monday breaking three poles. (Source: Luke LeWolfe Stroud)

CAVE CITY, Ark. (KAIT) - Power is back on in Cave City after residents were left in the dark Monday.

A backhoe on a trailer snagged a phone line breaking three poles, according to Matt Faries with Entergy Arkansas.

Region 8 News spoke with Sharp County dispatch around 3 a.m. and they confirmed that power had been restored.

Region 8 News spoke with Sharp County dispatch around 3 a.m. and they confirmed that power had been restored.
Region 8 News spoke with Sharp County dispatch around 3 a.m. and they confirmed that power had been restored. (Source: Entergy Arkansas)

At 3:30 p.m., about 2,600 people were without power, with power restored in about an hour, with 470 remaining in the dark.

Power is expected to be restored by 10 p.m.

As of 9:15 p.m. Monday, Entergy Arkansas reports an outage along W. Center Street between Flat Rock Road and Highway 167 and an outage in neighborhoods off of and along Matlock Road between W. Center Street and School Road.

Cave City residents are without power due to an "incident," according to Cave City Police Chief Brian Barnett.
Cave City residents are without power due to an "incident," according to Cave City Police Chief Brian Barnett. (Source: Entergy Arkansas)

Cave City Police Chief Brian Barnett says to use an alternative route.

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