As of 6:16 AM on today Entergy is reporting 1452 customers without power is Winn Parish. SWEPCO is reporting 50 customers without power as of the same time.
Most outages are being caused by tree branches weighed down by snow coming into contact with a power line. Safety devices automatically de-energize the power lined when this occurs.
Always assume that any downed utility line is energized and stay away. Be sure to report downed power lines immediately.
If you use a portable or RV generator, do not plug the generator into your circuit box. Portable generators “backfeed” electricity up the line and risk the lives of repair workers and the public. Follow the manufacturers’ instructions carefully, and plug essential appliances directly into the generator.