Archive - Apr 10, 2013 - News Article
Newly updated information at the First Electric website shows outages in the Hwy. 5 area near Hot Springs Village have gone back up to 220 customers.
Information posted at the First Electric Cooperative website indicates that power has been restored to the outage area in Saline County on Hwy. 5 near Hot Springs Village.
A strong cold front is pushing into western Arkansas. Current temperatures include 50 in Hot Springs, 43 in Fort Smith. The current temperature in Benton is 77.
Forecasters expect the potential for storms and rain to continue through midnight.
First Electric Cooperative is reporting 379 power outages in Saline County near Hot Springs Village on Hwy. 5.
The National Weather Service has lifted a thunderstorm warning for Saline County. However, the county is also under a tornado watch until 9 p.m.
At 6 p.m, heavy rains were moving into the Benton area.
The National Weather Service is predicting strong thunderstorms for tonight. There's a 50 percent chance the rain will start this afternoon, according to the NWS website.
The storms are supposed to clear up by Thursday night.