Guests: Power outage at Gold Strike forces them from their rooms - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Power outage in Tunica forces resort guests from rooms

The hotel is working to find accommodations for patrons and will re-schedule reservations for those who had their stay interrupted. The hotel is working to find accommodations for patrons and will re-schedule reservations for those who had their stay interrupted.
Gold Strike Resort and Casino guests in Tunica closed their hotel early because of a power outage. Gold Strike Resort and Casino guests in Tunica closed their hotel early because of a power outage.
  • Related LinksMore>>

  • Conditions still sketchy on Miss. county roads

    Conditions still sketchy on Miss. county roads

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 12:28 AM EST2014-03-04 05:28:34 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Around 10,000 people are without power in North Mississippi as a result of the wintry weather. A spokesperson for Entergy in Miss. told Action News 5 between 5,000 and 6,000 customers are affected
    Around 10,000 people are without power in North Mississippi as a result of the wintry weather. Meanwhile, road conditions are clear on the heavily traveled roadways, but the same cannot be said for county roads.

(WMC-TV) - Gold Strike Resort and Casino guests in Tunica closed their hotel early because of a power outage.

The casino and hotel are on an emergency generator power, which means there is no heat. With no guarantees when the power will be turned back on and the threat of dropping temperatures, the hotel is closing for the safety and security of guests and employees, according to a spokesperson Monday.

The hotel is working to find accommodations for patrons and will re-schedule reservations for those who had their stay interrupted.

Other resorts in Tunica are also affected by weather-related outages. You can read their status in the follow list.

— Hollywood Casino: They are affected by the power outage. There is no electricity, no hot water, and no power. According to customer service, they are accommodating current guests, but they are not taking future guests at this time.

— Sam's Town: The casino is open, but the hotel does not have any heat or hot water. According to customer service, it is up to the guests if they want to stay. They are taking future guest for Monday if they want to deal with conditions. Casino services are not affected.

— Fitz Tunica: The casino is opened, but the hotel is without power. Guests are allowed to stay, but they must sign a waiver. They are not taking future guests at this time.

— Resorts Casino Tunica: Power is on; they are taking reservations, but they are sold out of rooms for Monday night.

Judy Callies felt Gold Strike's move was wrong.

"Basically, they are shutting the hotel down and making us get out on the icy roads to fend for ourselves," she said.

Many of the gambling halls are running off backup or generator power.

Power crews continue to work on utility lines impacting all of the casinos; about 40 lines snapped because of the wind and ice. A spokesperson for Entergy hoped to have everyone's power restored by late Monday or Tuesday.

Get the latest from Action News 5 anytime: iPhone | iPad | Android | SMS Alerts | Email Alerts | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Copyright 2014 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.

  • Also on KFVS12.comMore>>

  • Additional info - Entergy

    Additional info

    Monday, March 3 2014 3:04 PM EST2014-03-03 20:04:47 GMT
    Entergy numbers: Report downed power lines: Call 800-9OUTAGE (800-968-8243) Download the Entergy app to your smart phone here: http://entergy.com/app Sign up for text alerts by texting REG to 368374 Follow
    Entergy numbers: Report downed power lines: Call 800-9OUTAGE (800-968-8243) Download the Entergy app to your smart phone here: http://entergy.com/app Sign up for text alerts by texting REG to 368374 Follow
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • First Alert: Scattered showers will continue today

    First Alert: Scattered showers will continue today

    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:45 AM EDT2018-04-26 11:45:59 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    Laura Wibbenmeyer says scattered showers will continue to rotate through parts of the area today. 

    Laura Wibbenmeyer says scattered showers will continue to rotate through parts of the area today. 

  • Entrepreneurs wanted at Walmart Open Call for products

    Entrepreneurs wanted at Walmart Open Call for products

    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:39 AM EDT2018-04-26 11:39:24 GMT
    (Source: Walmart)(Source: Walmart)
    (Source: Walmart)(Source: Walmart)

    Walmart is asking for made-in-the-USA products and giving people a chance to secure a seat at a table with one of the company’s buyers by visiting walmart-jump.com; the deadline is May 4.

    Walmart is asking for made-in-the-USA products and giving people a chance to secure a seat at a table with one of the company’s buyers by visiting walmart-jump.com; the deadline is May 4.

  • Senate OKs raising smoking to those under 21

    Senate OKs raising smoking to those under 21

    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:10 AM EDT2018-04-26 11:10:02 GMT
    Senate voted to raise the smoking age to 21 (Source: Pixabay)Senate voted to raise the smoking age to 21 (Source: Pixabay)

    The Illinois Senate has voted to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21.

    The Illinois Senate has voted to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Accused serial rapist and killer undetected working as cop

    Accused serial rapist and killer undetected working as cop

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:39 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:39:08 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:20 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:20:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, left, talks to reporters about the arrest Joesph James DeAngelo, seen in photo, on suspicion of committing a string of violent crimes in the 1970's and 1980's after a news conference. ...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, left, talks to reporters about the arrest Joesph James DeAngelo, seen in photo, on suspicion of committing a string of violent crimes in the 1970's and 1980's after a news conference. ...

    The suspected Golden State Killer became less prolific but deadlier after losing his job as a police officer.

    The suspected Golden State Killer became less prolific but deadlier after losing his job as a police officer.

  • Geologists say N. Korea's nuclear test site likely collapsed

    Geologists say N. Korea's nuclear test site likely collapsed

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:28 PM EDT2018-04-26 01:28:35 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:20 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:20:41 GMT
    A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced an end to the nation’s nuclear testing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced an end to the nation’s nuclear testing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
    A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced an end to the nation’s nuclear testing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced an end to the nation’s nuclear testing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed.

    A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed.

  • Texas gang member executed for killing girl, grandmother

    Texas gang member executed for killing girl, grandmother

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:55 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:55:40 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:23 AM EDT2018-04-26 05:23:56 GMT
    (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP). This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Erick Davila. Attorneys for the Texas death row inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution this week fo...(Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP). This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Erick Davila. Attorneys for the Texas death row inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution this week fo...
    Attorneys for a condemned Texas prisoner are asking the US Supreme Court to halt his execution for killing a young girl and her grandmother in 2008.
    Attorneys for a condemned Texas prisoner are asking the US Supreme Court to halt his execution for killing a young girl and her grandmother in 2008.
Powered by Frankly