Winter blast yet again brings snow to Faulkner County

Winter weather once again left its mark on Faulkner County on Monday, with snow accumulation in the amount of more than an inch in certain areas.

 

Monday also meant yet another day for area children to enjoy snow on a day off from classes.

Schools in the county canceled classes early Sunday evening as winter weather entered the area at about 5 p.m., impacting travel. All of Conway’s education institutions except for Hendrix College closed as a result of the inclement weather.

Greenbrier, Vilonia and Mayflower were among other school districts in the county to cancel classes.

The first round of snow ended late Sunday and another batch of wintry precipitation began at about 11:30 a.m. Monday. Snowfall tapered off by about 1:45 p.m. and another final round of light snow followed Monday afternoon.

Much of the snow was in areas south and west of Faulkner County.

Meteorologists predicted that up to three inches could fall in certain areas of the state, including the Ouachita National Forest.

A few minor incidents of vehicles sliding off the road were reported in both the city and in Faulkner County, though no major accidents were part of Monday’s snow impact as of the Log Cabin Democrat’s deadline Monday.

Matt Rice with the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office said no injuries were reported in the few accidents that occurred Monday morning.

“Main arteries are still patchy, side roads are still slick,” he said.

Tuesday’s high is expected to be in the upper 30s and low 40s, with a low in the upper 20s Tuesday into Wednesday.

Residents are advised to stay off the roads as weather conditions are expected to be below freezing early Tuesday, creating the possibility for icy patches and slick spots across the county.

As a result of the winter weather, a number of events in the county have been either canceled or postponed.

Stay with thecabin.net for closing and delay announcements for Tuesday. Live updates can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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