BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Power has been restored to almost all Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) customers.
The outage map shows that almost all power has been restored to customers as of 9:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 24).
This comes about four days after an EF2 tornado that swept through the area.
SWEPCO released the following statement:
"Some customers cannot safely take electric service at this time because of damage to the weatherhead or meter loop, which is the electric service entrance to their home or business. These are customer-owned facilities that must be repaired by a qualified electrician before SWEPCO can reconnect power. Customers are urged to contact an electrician as soon as possible because of the high number of repairs needed across Benton County. For more info: https://www.swepco.com/outages/faq/DamageToYourHomeOrBusiness.aspx"
The storms previously left 8,800 SWEPCO customers in Northwest Arkansas without power.
73 Carroll Electric customers are still without power in Benton County.