Eastern Arkansas hit hard by power outages

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' largest utility says more than 26,000 customers remain without electricity after icy weather hit the state.

Most of Entergy Arkansas' outages are in eastern Arkansas, with Phillips County recording the highest number at more than 9,500 as of Monday morning. Crittenden County had more than 5,300 homes and businesses without power, Mississippi County had more than 3,400 outages and St. Francis County reported more than 2,300 customers without power.

Craighead County reported more than 1,600 homes and businesses without power. In central Arkansas, Pulaski County had more than 300 outages.

The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, which includes 17 distribution cooperatives, reported about 2,700 outages Monday morning.

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