Snowfall Not Expected to Create Widespread Travel Problems

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Scattered light snow is falling this afternoon from west central into central Arkansas. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Little Rock says this includes areas from Jasper, Clarksville and Mena eastward to Clinton, Russellville, Hot Springs, Searcy and Little Rock.

In most areas, little or no accumulation will occur, with just a dusting in spots. 

Up to a half inch of snow is expected in the Ouachita Mountains and in the Arkansas River Valley west of Morrilton.

The NWS says given that temperatures are well below freezing there could be a thin layer of snow on some roadways that will cause travel issues in places. However, widespread travel problems are not anticipated.

Drivers should prepare for scattered light snow and use caution when driving.

At 2:15 this afternoon, the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department road conditions map noted the following:
  • Ice patches from Fayetteville to the Missouri border, around Fort Smith and between Russellville and Hot Springs
  • Heavy snow around Russellville and to the south of the city and from Fort Smith to Mena and west of Mena towards Hot Springs

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