- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - About 9,500 Entergy customers in Arkansas awoke to frigid temperatures and without electricity, but the company says the outages are fewer than 1,000.

The utility reported that the number of outages were reduced to just more than 950 by early Thursday afternoon.

Spokeswoman Sally Graham told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the outages could have been be due to the cold weather, causing power lines to sag and come in contact with the neutral lines, or that it could be fuses burning out.

The National Weather Service reports temperatures fell into single digits in many areas of northern Arkansas during the early morning, including a 1 degree reading at Flippin, 2 degrees in Harrison and 3 degrees in Fayetteville. The temperature fell to 10 degrees in Little Rock.

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