February 6, 2003
Posted at: 2:15 p.m. CST
JONESBORO, Ark. -- Snow is falling across most of northern, western and central Arkansas today, causing traffic snarls and school closings.
Scores of traffic accidents were reported this morning, although authorities said major highways were largely clear.
More than one-hundred school districts shuttered their schools because of the winter weather, though some central Arkansas schools remain open despite about two inches of snow falling.
State police say a Fayetteville teenager was killed when the car he was driving left U.S. 62 in Farmington early this morning. Police say 19-year-old Delbert Lee Priesmeyer Junior lost control of his car in sleet and snow about 12:50 a.m. and left the highway.
The National Weather Service has issued a heavy snow warning for a swath of counties from western to north central Arkansas. Forecasters say four-to-six-inches could fall in band from Mena to Russellville to Jasper and Clinton.
A snow advisory, with predictions of two-to-four inches of show, covers areas north of a Perryville to Batesville to Blytheville line that aren't covered by the heavy snow warning.
With snow continuing to fall throuhgout north and central Arkansas, the state highway department says conditions are slowest on: