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Snow falls across Arkansas, some roads slick

Snowfall from central through eastern Arkansas has left state highways and interstates in the region snow-covered and slushy.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Snowfall from central through eastern Arkansas left state highways and interstates in the region snow-covered and slushy Wednesday morning and several traffic accidents were reported, though none involved serious injury, state police said.

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"There are spots along the interstate routes that were backing up, primarily on bridges," said Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler.

"Other than that, traffic is coping," Sadler said "I have not been advised by any of the troops of what would be categorized as bad accidents."

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department's website reported snow and slush on Interstate 40 from Brinkley to Memphis and on I-55 from Memphis to the Crittenden County line north of West Memphis, in addition to snow and slush on state highways from Little Rock eastward.

No state highways or interstates were closed.

Snowfall was measured at 2.2 inches at the North Little Rock Airport Wednesday morning and 1.6 inches at the airport in Little Rock, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Sean Clarke who said there were isolated reports of heavier amounts.

"That's pretty much on the grassy areas ... on your car you might see upwards of four inches," Clarke said.

"Pretty much the bulk of the storm is gone now," Clarke said. "The heaviest band of snow kind of blew up just west of Little Rock, it kind of weakened as it pushed east."

The snow began falling Tuesday afternoon and continued into the night before diminishing to scattered flurries by Wednesday morning, Clarke said.

Clear and sunny skies were forecast for Wednesday afternoon, with temperatures peaking in the low 40s, Clarke said.

 

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