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Ice blankets county, causes outages

Posted: February 4, 2014 - 9:53am
Ice hangs from a statue Tuesday morning at Toad Suck Square in dowtown Conway. Winter weather moved through the state Tuesday brining freezing rain and sleet with it, which caused Faulkner County to be placed under a ice storm warning.  LEE HOGAN STAFF PHOTO
LEE HOGAN STAFF PHOTO
Ice hangs from a statue Tuesday morning at Toad Suck Square in dowtown Conway. Winter weather moved through the state Tuesday brining freezing rain and sleet with it, which caused Faulkner County to be placed under a ice storm warning.

Tuesday brought more winter weather and hazardous driving conditions to much of Arkansas.

Faulkner County was one of several counties issued an ice storm warning. The National Weather Service said areas under an ice storm warning could see up to 1/2-inch of freezing rain. According to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, highways around Faulkner County were slushy or had ice patches.

Power outages fluctuated between 1,000 and 2,000 for much of Tuesday in Faulkner County, according to an Entergy outage map.

Conway Corp. chief executive officer Richard Arnold said two general power outages occurred Tuesday, but both were repaired. One, affecting roughly 700 customers, was reported in east Conway, and another, affecting roughly 100 customers, was reported in north Conway near Arkansas 25.

Tuesday was also a day away from school for students in Faulkner County as most area schools and universities were closed.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 20s in most parts of the state Tuesday night, while temps in the teens could be seen in northwest Arkansas.

“Thus, any liquid on the roads will freeze,” meteorologist John Robinson said.

Tuesday was just the latest in multiple rounds of winter weather expected to hit the state this week. More winter weather is expected in Arkansas on Thursday through Saturday.

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