A weather system that moved into Faulkner County around 5 p.m. dumped an inch of snow before 11 p.m. on Conway Friday evening.
Roads were snow-covered and slick, according to motorist reports on social media.
Arkansas State Police reported "many dozens" of calls from motorists who were stranded in Friday's evening commute, as well as drivers who had run off highways in Central Arkansas.
Some crash scenes involved injuries, but most did not, officials said.
State police are asking residents in Central Arkansas to stay off the roadway in an effort to reduce the volume of traffic, which will allow emergency vehicles to reach crash scenes.
A portion of Salem Road in Conway was blocked Friday evening from Highway 64 to Meadowlake, according to Conway police.
The National Weather Service of Little Rock predicted snowfall for our area until early morning hours Saturday. The system will exit the state Saturday morning.
Another round of winter weather is expected for the area Monday and Tuesday.
Wintry precipitation is expected, but the forecast is subject to change.