January 30, 2009
A second 4-County Electric Power Association crew is on its way to Corning, Ark., to assist in restoring power to residents suffering in the wake of recent ice storms.
The employees, who left Columbus around 6 a.m. Wednesday, will join the recovery efforts in the Clay County Electric Cooperative service area in the northeast portion of the state. A nine man 4-County crew, which left for the area Tuesday afternoon, already is on site. They report widespread damage to power lines and poles.
The second 4-County crew includes crew leader Randy Tennyson, Robert McReynolds and Dewayne Carter of Starkville, Eric Yarbrough, Chris Benson and Glen Ledbetter of Columbus, Jonathon Edwards of Cedar Bluff and Justin White of Ethelsville, Ala.
Depending on the severity of the damage, the crews could be in Arkansas for several days.
4-County has a reciprocal agreement with the other electric power cooperatives to provide help for each other in times of crisis.
Clay County Electric Cooperative is a system in northeast Arkansas with about 12,000 meters.