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City of Little Rock winter storm presentation

Report to the
City Board of Directors

Winter Storm
December 25, 2012

The City of Little Rock and Central Arkansas experienced a significant winter event on December 25, 2012.  The following presentation recaps the City's efforts to address the impact of this storm on the community

City of Little Rock 311 Center

Winter storm leaves potholes in its wake

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The winter storm is over, but it left behind potholes.

Every time there's severe winter weather, the city can count on Chenal Parkway having lots of potholes, according to Little Rock Operations Foreman One Jim Carloss.

"It's bad; it's bad all over the city. Any time you have freezing temperatures, asphalt will come out and we'll patch them," said Carloss.

Carloss said Chenal Parkway is older asphalt and has heavy traffic. Unfortunately, the asphalt plant used to repair broken roads was also broken Wednesday.

"We are using what they call a cold mix, today. We couldn't get any hot mix and this is a temporary fix," said Carloss.

The cold asphalt mix will last a week or so. It's applied just like the hot mix. It's poured, scraped and pounded into the street to make for a safer roadway.

Opening call centers for storm victims

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) Entergy Arkansas opened up call centers in Little Rock, Hot Springs, and Malvern. On Saturday, the call centers were very busy and filled with some frustrated customers.

"We have not seen one truck drive through our neighborhood," says Sabrina Taylor.

Taylor went to Entergy's call center in Little Rock for answers on why she's been in the dark for five days.

"I have neighbors who have lights, and I'm not understanding why mine have not come back on," says Taylor.

Living on a cul de sac, she's told by a customer representative that crews are utilizing time best by repairing large amounts of customers in other neighborhoods first.

Back home, her husband is using their vehicle's battery to generate power in the house. It's a frustrating experience especially when they can see electric crews not far from their house.

Winter Weather moves in

Check our LiveView Radar to track the winter storms as they move in to the Natural State. You can also check with us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @todaysthv to stay up-to-date on winter weather.

More than 30K without power as of 5:45 am Sat.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Storms across the state leave several without power.

According to Entergy, more than 30,000 customers are without electricity at this time.  

To view outages, visit Entergy's website. Here at Today's THV, our weather team is continuing to monitor these storms.

In addition, many damages have been reported in central Arkansas.  Crews have heard that trees are donw in areas of Saline County, and also in Cleburne County.  In areas of Little Rock, there have been reports of power lines and trees being down.

4,700+ Ark. customers without power after Isaac

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Power crews are making progress in restoring power to customers who lost it when Isaac swept through Arkansas on Thursday.

At its peak, more than 16,000 Entergy customers were in the dark. As of Friday night, over 4,700 customers remained without electricity.

The utility company shows Mississippi County has the highest number of outages, with more than 2,000 still in the dark. 

Entergy - which serves customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas - says Isaac has been the utility's fourth-largest storm in terms of power outages.

The state's largest electric utility has crews assessing damage and restoring power as conditions allow it to be done safely.