Winter storm dumps sleet, freezing rain on Region 8 - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Winter storm dumps sleet, freezing rain on Region 8

AHTD works to clear sleet from Pocahontas roads (Source: KAIT) AHTD works to clear sleet from Pocahontas roads (Source: KAIT)
Jonesboro roads at 10 p.m. Sunday (Source: KAIT) Jonesboro roads at 10 p.m. Sunday (Source: KAIT)
Snow plows working in Paragould (Source: KAIT) Snow plows working in Paragould (Source: KAIT)
David Stalcup via Facebook David Stalcup via Facebook
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Roads all over northeast Arkansas are covered in sleet and ice from the first significant winter storm of 2015 and the storm continues to roll through Region 8.

According to www.idrivearkansas.com, roads are covered with ice and ice patches. In southeast Missouri, roads are also covered with snow. All of Region 8 is under a Winter Storm Warning until 6 p.m. Monday. Roads in Jonesboro are experience ice with sleet mixed in from early Monday morning. Other areas of Region 8 are seeing their share of snow, sleet and ice.

There were a few reports of weather-related accidents by Jonesboro E-911 Director Jeff Presley, in addition to 1 falling accident due to ice. Power outages were relatively low in northeast Arkansas as compared to massive outages in other parts of the state.

Many students that did not observe Presidents' Day this year, still got to get out of class with several school districts closed Monday. See the most up-to-date list of school closings by clicking here.

Forecasters expect frigid temperatures to be left behind when the precipitation moves completely out by Monday afternoon. Region 8 News will have several live reports on concerning roads and conditions at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

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