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Up to a foot of snow in N. Ark., ice elsewhere

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A winter storm has dumped up to a foot of snow on northern Arkansas, while a mixture of snow and ice encrusted the state's central sections.

The National Weather Service said 12 inches of snow was measured Saturday morning at Evening Shade in Sharp County, while 11 inches fell at Mountain Home.

Further south, Little Rock got just 2 inches of snow, but it fell mostly after freezing rain had coated roads and trees with a quarter-inch or more of ice.

Forecasters said the storm had moved east of the state by Saturday morning, but low temperatures make it unlikely that much of the snow, sleet and ice will melt during the day. They said a warmup is expected to begin Sunday, with highs in the 30s and 40s.

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