Since we live in the South and it’s a little below freezing with some rain, we’ve got a slew of mishaps that occurred overnight or this morning.
Entergy is reporting 830 customer outages caused by “strong winds.” You can see a map they posted
We currently have about 830 customer outages scattered throughout the state. Most of the outages we had through the night were caused by strong winds that accompanied the front that moved through. We anticipate high winds could continue until midday. #arwx pic.twitter.com/5ra2zA85kJ
— Entergy Arkansas (@EntergyArk) January 12, 2018
Then, there’s been a ton traffic back-ups because a portion of I-40 has been closed, a portion of I-30 has been closed, and the eastern half of Arkansas roads are icy. Also, this morning, the Arkansas Department of Transportation server was getting 20,000 hits per minute and the server crashed.
— Arkansas DOT (@myARDOT) January 12, 2018
Stay safe! Bundle up! Go unnecessarily buy tons of milk and eggs in case the winter storm locks you down forever!