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[4 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 2,073 views]
Hot enough for you?

It’s hot in Saline County.
How hot? So hot that an Entergy power substation in Benton caught fire yesterday (Wednesday) around 4 p.m., leaving 10,000 residents on the south side of town without power. According to Entergy officials, record high temperatures put a drain on the system, evidently causing a failure and a fire. Power may not be restored until midnight tonight (Thursday) and that is thanks to a temporary, mobile substation.
How hot did it get in the area yesterday? That “111 degree” temperature shown in the photo was recorded around …