Snow Falling on Region 8

FEBRUARY 10, 2006 - Posted at 11:06 a.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR - Snow and other forms of winter precipitation began falling on much of Region 8 this morning, forcing a number of cancellations and early closings throughout northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri.

Heavy snow began falling at the K8 studios north of Jonesboro at approximately 10:20 this morning.  Several Region 8 schools have already announced plans to dismiss early, and many other high school basketball games have also been postponed, including the 3-AA North Junior High District Tournament at Buffalo Island Central.

Highway and road departments for the state, as well as the city of Jonesboro and Craighead County have already begun preventative maintenance steps, and trucks and snowplows are already out and running at this time.