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1:33 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Arkansas Sees Sleet, Slush and Snow

An Icy parking lot outside the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Sleet, freezing rain and snow fell across Arkansas Friday, leading to slippery and slushy roadways and power outages in many areas. The National Weather Service says temperature will continue to drop and the likelihood for more icy precipitation will linger into the weekend.

“We will see low temperatures [Friday night] in the central Arkansas area between 10 and 17 degrees,” says NWS Meteorologist Jeff Hood.

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8:16 am
Fri December 6, 2013

More Than 37,000 Without Power In Arkansas

More than 37,000 homes and businesses are without electricity as a wintry storm hits the state.

Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative of Ozark reported about 12,000 outages Friday morning, while SWEPCO had more than 11,000 outages in northwest Arkansas in Sebastian, Polk, Scott and Logan counties. Oklahoma Gas and Electric reported an additional 2,000 outages in Fort Smith, 1,200 outages in Charleston and more than 1,100 in Lavaca.

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6:58 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Flights Canceled At Arkansas Airports During Storm

Clinton National Airport
Credit Malcolm Glover / KUAR

Freezing rain, sleet and snow are forcing the cancelations of several flights at Arkansas airports. 

A dozen flights were canceled Friday morning at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, while six flights were canceled at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Highfill. 

Another five flights were canceled Friday at Fort Smith Regional Airport. Much of Arkansas is under an ice storm warning or winter storm warning Friday as a large storm system hits the state.

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6:05 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Central Arkansas Transit Will Run Today But Not Express Routes

The Central Arkansas Transit Authority (CATA) says normal bus routes will run today, as well as River Rail service, but not express routes.

Express Routes 19 Hensley Express, 25 Pinnacle Mountain Express, 26 Maumelle/Oak Grove Express, and 36 Jacksonville/Sherwood Express have been canceled.

CATA posts updates on its Facebook page.

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4:24 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Arkansas Highway Crews Prepare To Clear Slick Roads

Winter weather is expected to cause some problems for commuters as they try to navigate state roadways this weekend. Road crews are readying equipment so they will be prepared to treat icy highways in central Arkansas.

Danny Straessle works with the state highway department. He says a good mixture of sand and salt is on standby to aid de-ice efforts for area bridges and overpasses.

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6:03 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Icy, Slushy Highways Reported In Northern Arkansas

Arkansas highway officials are reporting icy and slushy roads in an area from Mena to Fort Smith to Dover to Hardy.

As a winter storm sliced into the state from the northwest, ice patches were reported on major highways north of Fort Smith to the Missouri line, then across northern Arkansas to Harrison and then down to Jasper and Dover.

Elsewhere in the region, the state highway department reported sleet falling.

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5:30 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Little Rock's Airport Reports Canceled Flights Due To Ice Storm

Credit Jason Burt / Arkansas Business

Officials at the Little Rock airport say airlines are beginning to cancel flights set for Thursday night and Friday morning as an ice storm moves into the region.

Spokesman Shane Carter of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport says six flights set for Thursday night have been canceled, along with seven set for Friday morning.

The 13 cancellations impact flights for American, Delta, Southwest and United.

Travelers are urged to check with the airlines before heading to the airport for their flight.

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4:57 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Dec. 7: Verdi's Rigoletto

Matthew Polenzani as The Duke in Verdi's "Rigoletto."
Credit Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season begins with a broadcast of Verdi’s Rigoletto, starring baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky in his first company performances of the title role this Saturday, December 7 at 12:00 p.m. CT on KLRE Classical 90.5.

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3:50 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Winter Storm Moves Into Arkansas, Governor Declares Statewide Emergency

Expected ice accumulations levels for Arkansas.
Credit National Weather Service

An ice storm warning is in effect for much of the state from 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday. The warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected.

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2:39 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Water Officials Encouraging Residents to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Customers are being urged by Central Arkansas Water to take precautions to prevent frozen plumbing as temperatures plummet into the teens this weekend.

The agency recommends leaving a small stream of water running through faucets, which will reduce the chances of freezing during the evening and overnight hours.

According to CAW spokesman John Tynan, pipes broken as a result of freezing can cause water damage and additional difficulties for homeowners.

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