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Mena Awakes to City-Wide Power Outage

BY LEANN DILBECK – Power is being restored after Mena residents awoke to a city-wide power outage Saturday morning, March 14, and according to AEP’s website, the outage is still affecting approximately 2,000 customers, including residents and businesses. We have been able to confirm that all outages are AEP and no Rich Mountain Electric Co-Operatives customers have been affected. AEP ...

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Crews Working to Restore Power in Polk County

BY LEANN DILBECK – Officials have confirmed that a “SWEPCO transmission line out of DeQueen” is the cause for the current widespread power outage affecting both SWEPCO and Rich Mountain Electric customers Tuesday evening.  Officials are saying the affected area appears to be customers north of Hatfield but customers in Wickes, Grannis, Vandervoort, Gilham and Cove are also reporting widespread ...

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SWEPCO and Rich Mountain Electric Announce Estimated Times for Restoration of Power

SWEPCO Ice Storm Update Dec. 7, 2013 10 a.m. The winter storm moved through SWEPCO’s Arkansas service territory, causing extensive damage due to ice accumulation on trees and power lines. SWEPCO has made good progress with repairs to main distribution lines. However, we are still in damage assessment mode for many lines in Greenwood area and do not have estimated restoration ...

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County-Wide Power Outage from Ice Storm – SHELTERS OPEN

BY LEANN DILBECK – Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative of Mena reports that electric  service to approximately 5,500 members has been interrupted by ice collecting on trees and power lines. Dallas Avenue Family Life Center has opened as a Shelter for those with no heat. First Baptist in Cove is opening as a shelter for residents in the south part of ...

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BY LEANN DILBECK – According to officials, there are a number of Polk County residents currently experiencing power outages.  The cause of the problem is in a transmission line between Mena and DeQueen.  SWEPCO has called in crews to transfer the line. The problem is easy to correct but indicated it could be a while before crews are on the ...

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