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Power still out in many Mid-South counties

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(WMC-TV) – Thousands remain without power in several Mid-South counties.

Tennessee

As of 10:50 p.m. Monday night, Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) restored power to more than 45,000 people and fewer than 14,000 customers remain without power. The majority of the outages are in Midtown Memphis and areas north of Interstate 40.

According to MLGW, since noon on Sunday, power was restored to more than 25,000 customers. MLGW is saying that wind, ice and debris are causing additional outages. It is also warning customers that it will take several days to get everyone's power back.

If you have downed lines call 901-528-4465; call 901-544-6500 to report an outage to MLGW.

See the latest outages and estimated time of repair here: http://www.mlgw.com/residential/outagemap

Click here to see MLGW's disaster preparedness guide: http://www.mlgw.com/images/content/files/pdf/StormPrep.pdf

Arkansas

Arkansas was also hit hard by the winter weather. Early Monday morning, about 27,000 Entergy customers were without power.

As of 6 p.m. Monday, about 12,000 customers in Arkansas were without power. The hardest hit counties with the most outages are:

• Phillips – 900 outages

• Crittenden – 4,800 outages

• Mississippi – 1,100 outages

• St. Francis – 2,000 outages

• Craighead – 750 outages

For the latest outage numbers for Ark. counties served by Entergy, view their outage map here: http://www.etrviewoutage.com/external/ar.aspx

Entergy has assembled 2,850 workers to respond to the Ark. outages and are expecting to get power restored to the majority of its customers by late Wednesday, March 5.

The hardest hit areas of Helena, Blytheville, Marion, and Forrest City are expected to get power back by late Wednesday, March 5.

Mississippi

Around 10,000 people were without power in North Mississippi Monday afternoon as a result of the winter weather.

In Tunica County, more than 40 utility lines were damaged from the ice Monday afternoon. Crews are working to fix the problems to both areas at Entergy's substation in Robinsonville.

For the latest outage numbers for Ark. counties served by Entergy, view their outage map here: http://www.etrviewoutage.com/external/ar.aspx

Many of the Tunica casinos are running on generator power.

Guests at Gold Strike Resort and Casino are being asked to leave due to the power outage. to Covington to help restore power there.

Click here for more on the situation at various Tunica casinos: http://www.wmctv.com/story/24871718/guests-power-outage-at-gold-strike-forces-them-from-their-rooms

If you are an Entergy customer, report downed power lines at 800-9OUTAGE (800-968-8243).

Entergy is providing many ways for you to get more information about its outages, their outage map is available online: http://www.etrviewoutage.com/external/ms.aspx

Download the Entergy app for your smartphone at http://entergy.com/app/, sign up for text alerts by texting REG to 368374, or you can follow Entergy on Twitter at @entergy or at Facebook.com/entergy.

To see the Entergy outage map for Ark. and Miss., click here: http://www.etrviewoutage.com/external/ms.aspx

Closings

Several school districts, businesses and events were canceled due to the icy road conditions and power outages. For a full list of closings, click here: http://www.wmctv.com/closings 

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Click here to get the latest weather where you live: http://www.wmctv.com/weather

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    Monday, March 3 2014 3:03 PM EST2014-03-03 20:03:34 GMT
    MLGW helpful numbers • To Report an Outage: 544-6500 • To Report an Emergency (such as downed lines or gas leaks): 528-4465 • All Other Inquiries: 544-MLGW (6549) Winter Safety Information Water Pipes:More >>
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