More Than 12,000 Homes Without Power Saturday
Some 12,346 homes in the 5NEWS viewing area were without power Saturday night (Dec. 7) after ice and snow pummeled the region.
Arkansas Valley Electric: 7,475 homes were without power, with the majority of the outages occurring in Waldron, Booneville and Clarksville.
OG&E: 1,988 homes were without power. Most were reported in the Fort Smith area. Hundreds of homes in Lavaca experienced outages.
Swepco: 2,883 homes were without power, with the large majority of the outages being reported in Sebastian County.
Ozark Electric: Not reporting any outages as of Saturday night.
Power companies said their crews had a very hard time restoring power overnight due to limbs and tress covered with ice and snow making contact impossible with lines in some areas.
Stay with 5NEWS for all your latest weather coverage, as the snowy and slick conditions continue throughout the day.