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Friday, December 28, 2012

Village road update

The Property Owners' Association has been working around the clock to clear roadways in Hot Springs Village. As of Thursday, Dec. 27, DeSoto Blvd., and most major roadways have been cleared, though icy patches remain. Balearic Road and the Fresno Road hill remain closed. POA crews are currently clearing side roads, working in areas that do not have power.

Though power has been restored to much of the Village, areas remain that do not have power. Both First Electric and Entergy Arkansas have been notified of these areas and are working to restore power as quickly as possible. Entergy has crews on the ground and hopes to have all power restored by today, Friday, Dec. 28.

Treacherous conditions and stranded vehicles have hampered the efforts of POA crews. However, POA workers, many of whom have no power at home, have been staying at the POA office 24 hours a day in order to respond quickly to emergencies and to continue the process of clearing roads.

As snow melts, the roads will be more passable. However, the POA advises residents to avoid traveling on roadways, especially after dark, when refreezing will most likely occur.

Because of continued inclement weather conditions, trash pick up has been cancelled for the remainder of the week but will begin again on Monday, Dec. 31.

The POA office is open. However, the Coronado Fitness Center, Coronado Community Center and Ponce de Leon Center are closed.

Thank you for your patience as the POA staff works feverishly to deal with this winter emergency as quickly as possible.


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