LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- When Old Man Winter hammered Arkansas at Christmas, power crews from all over the country came to our rescue. Now Entergy Arkansas is returning the favor.
Storms wrecked parts of Alabama overnight, leaving 250,000 people and businesses without power. While some crews are busy getting the trees cleaned up, others are helping restore electricity. Entergy Arkansas crews rolled out of Little Rock early Tuesday morning on the way to help in Tuscaloosa.
"We're glad to help because next time around, it's likely to be us needing their help. So we help each other out that way," said Entergy spokesperson David Lewis.
Crews from several parts of Arkansas are helping, bringing the total to about 50 linemen plus another 40 or 50 support personnel.