Brief power outage hits along Highway 270

Nearly 2,200 Entergy Company customers were without electrical service for more than an hour Tuesday when an outage occurred along Highway 270 from Pine Bluff to past the Hardin community.

A check of Entergy’s outage Web site showed that the affected area stretched northward toward White Hall. Electricity was lost on both sides of the highway.

The outage struck st 1:55 p.m. It was estimated that service would be restored by 4 p.m., and it was by around 3:30.

The cause of the outage was initially unknown. Efforts to contact Entergy public affairs personnel were unsuccessful.