|Power Substation Out of Service in Benton|
|Wednesday, 03 August 2011 20:20|
At approximately 4:30 PM this date, the Benton South Substation owned by Entergy, located on S. Market Street, failed and the entire station is out of service. This substation supplies the entire Southwest side of the city; generally including areas East of I-30, South of Carpenter Street and as far West as the area around Edison Avenue and Hwy 35.
Entergy officials are currently on-scene evaluating the damage. Entergy is working on delivering a portable substation to temporarily take the place of the damaged unit in an effort to resupply power to those affected.
There are currently four cooling stations that are operational for those that are affected by this event. The locations are:
• The Center at Bishop Park (Boone Road in Bryant)
All available personnel are diligently working on this issue in the hopes of restoring power as soon as possible to our residents. For more information on this evolving situation please check the following locations:
Residents that have further questions concerning cooling stations may call 778-1171 for more information.