Heading into Christmas evening, Faulkner County thought it was lucky with relatively few power outages. But by the next morning, many more residences had to deal with no electricity for some parts of the night.

According to Jim West, Manager of Electric Distribution Systems for Conway Corporation, his group worked all night to re-establish power to many areas in the county.

"There were scattered outages all over the place," West said. "And when I say all over, I mean all over."

West said that crews worked throughout the night dealing with scattered power outages around the county. West said many were due to broken limbs and trees, especially those that accumulated ice and snow.

"Right now, I think there are only about three locations remaining that need power restored," West said. "There is not a large number of people, but there are some areas. We are hopeful that they can be up and running again by noon."

West said a broken electric pole was also the cause of some outages, and it will need to be replaced.

Despite the accumulation of snow, Faulkner County has not been hit as hard with prolonged outages. Throughout the state, nearly 200,000 people are without power.