UPDATE (5:00 p.m. Oct. 25): Three accounts remain without power. These are set to be restored today. Nancy Plagge, director of corporate communications for Carroll Electric Cooperative said, “…residents needs to keep in mind, these significant storms generally have “after-shocks.” Weak trees tumble, wind may cause loose branches to fall, etc. We will remain vigilant to restore service.”
UPDATE (5:15 p.m. Oct. 24): The current outage count is 782. Crews will continue work this evening. “We are so thankful for the hundreds of professionals working to restore service to Carroll Electric members. Today was less than ideal conditions, and they remained on task and productive,” said Nancy Plagge, director of corporate communications for Carroll Electric Cooperative.
UPDATE (5:15 p.m. Oct. 23): Approximately 3,900 customers remain without power. Final damage assessments show more than 300 electric poles were broken during the storm. A total of 375 linemen and right-of-way/tree service professionals are restoring service.
“These men are in-house Carroll Electric crews from all districts of the Cooperative, and also come from 31 different organizations in three states. Their dedication to serving Carroll Electric’s members is inspiring. I would call them “heroes,” as they willingly help work on this massive power restoration project,” said Nancy Plagge, director of corporate communications for Carroll Electric Cooperative.
UPDATE (8:15 p.m. Oct. 21): Approximately 9,200 accounts remain without power. Most crews will begin restoring power early Tuesday, Oct. 22, however a few crews will work throughout the night, said Nancy Plagge, director of corporate communications for Carroll Electric Cooperative.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KNWA) — Crews with Carroll Electric Cooperative are continuing work and damage assessments for residents.
Nancy Plagge, director of corporate communications for Carroll Electric Cooperative said as of 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21, more than 12 hours after the severe storm hit, there were 9,402 meters affected in Benton County, and 28 in Washington County.
More than 130 electric poles were broken during the storm. Plagge said there are still areas with inaccessible roads.
Crews said they estimate it will take a few days to completely restore service. Plagge said in the meantime, the company encourages those without power to take appropriate and necessary actions to be without electricity for a few days.
Those with Carroll Electric said they encourage customers to check to make sure meter bases weren’t damaged during the storm. Plagge said damaged meter bases must be repaired by a licensed electrician prior to being re-serviced.