Arkansas

A winter storm warning for Arkansas was issued Tuesday through Wednesday.

 

A winter storm warning was issued from Tuesday noon to Wednesday 6 a.m., and the weather is expected to impact homeless people outdoors, at schools, and on Wednesday morning commutes.

As snow began to fall on Tuesday evening, Fort Smith police were unable to respond to all of the debris.

“As heavy snow continues to fall in the river valley, the Fort Smith Police Department is inundated with reports of traffic accidents. As a result, we must temporarily suspend the immediate investigation of minor traffic accidents related only to property damage, ”the police said. “Stakeholders are encouraged to share information and accident reports may be filed in person at a later time when it is safe to do so, or by telephone until further notice. We will update this release when conditions improve enough to resume normal operations. Thank you. thank you for your understanding.”

Snowfall in Arkansas occurred during a winter gust from southeast Oklahoma to the northeast through Arkansas, the National Weather Service said early Tuesday. Snow is likely to remain on the ground on Wednesday with temperatures in the 30s.

A winter storm warning has been issued for eastern Oklahoma through northwestern Arkansas.

School plans

Schools and times for basketball games and other events were affected. Greenwood Public Schools in Sebastian County were fired Tuesday at 2:00 pm, a county spokeswoman said.

“The safety of our students and staff is a top priority. We hope the early termination will allow everyone to return home before the inclement weather,” the school district said in a statement on its Facebook page.

The roads were expected to be slushy. Temperatures in Fort Smith hit 34 degrees early Wednesday, the weather service said.

Fort Smith’s street crews cleared the hills and other dangerous places.

The forecast for Wednesday called for a high temperature of around 39 degrees with mostly cloudy skies.

For updates on school closures or other weather-related events, visit swtimes.com.

The Arkansas and Oklahoma Departments of Transportation are also providing updates on travel conditions.

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