High winds result in outages for Craighead Electric

Jonesboro, Ark. — May 4, 2021 (5:30 p.m.) — Craighead Electric Cooperative Corporation of Jonesboro reports that electric services to approximately 4,800 members were without power in the peak of the storm. Services were interrupted by straight line winds in excess of eighty-five miles per hour, caused damage to approximately twenty-five poles.

Approximately 265 members remain without power in Greene, Lawrence, and Craighead counties, as of 5:30 p.m. Crews are working in affected areas to restore power as quickly as possible.  The areas include: Lynn, Jonesboro, Paragould, Brookland, Imboden, Ravenden, Walnut Ridge, and Hoxie.  Crews will be working until mid-night.  If power has not been restored by that time, crews will continue at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow morning.

“Many utilities across Arkansas have reported similar outages,” said Brian Duncan, CEO of Craighead Electric. “We would like to thank City Water and Light for helping in the restoration process. We are working diligently and safely to restore service to our members.”

To report your outage please call 1-888-771-7772.

Craighead Electric Cooperative serves approximately 30,000 members in eight counties in Northeast Arkansas. Incorporated in 1937, the cooperative operates office in Jonesboro, Walnut Ridge and Paragould. The locally owned and managed organization has 100 employees.

For additional information, contact:

Marti Lynn Hook, Craighead Electric Cooperatives, 870-932-8301, mhook@craigheadelectric.coop

www.craigheadelectric.coop



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