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Winter weather expected in Region 8, towns preparing

By Josh Harvison - bio | email

ASH FLAT, AR (KAIT) – Counties in the northwestern part of Region 8 are eyeing the potential for winter weather over the next 48 hours.

In Ash Flat, full scale preparations are underway to handle whatever type of precipitation they're presented with. According to the latest forecast data, some areas of Region 8 could get as much as a quarter inch of ice, which could harm travel and utilities.

Mel Coleman, CEO of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative, said the preparations underway are close to the preparations before the 2009 ice storm. Representatives in Sharp County have been in a meeting with FEMA and other emergency officials in advance of the story.

Region 8 News has a crew on the way to Ash Flat to see what kinds of preparations are being made. Catch the full story on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

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