FACTBOX-Less than 200,000 lack power after Christmas Day storm
HOUSTON, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Fewer than 200,000 homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast remained without electricity on Wednesday following a Christmas Day winter storm packing snow, high winds and tornadoes. The storm dumped record snowfalls in North Texas and Arkansas and left two people dead in weather-related traffic accidents. Tornadoes touched down in Alabama, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy Corp's Arkansas utility took the brunt of the storm's fury. Dangerous road conditions and the continued threat of falling trees slowed power-restoration work, Entergy Arkansas said on its website. The utility said it would bring additional crews into Arkansas to help restore power, but warned that some customers might be without service for seven days. Utilities in Texas, Louisiana and Alabama were able to make repairs to most customers by mid-day Wednesday. Southern Co's Alabama Power unit said 7,600 outages remained in the state, down from a peak of 32,000. The severe weather was moving eastward Wednesday, with forecasters saying heavy snow was possible for the Ohio Valley.
Company State Outages Entergy Arkansas 182,215 Southern Co Alabama 7,600 Total 189,815
(Reporting by Eileen O'Grady in Houston)