Schools Close, Roads Slicken in Parts of Region 8 - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Cherokee Village, AR

Schools Close, Roads Slicken in Parts of Region 8

CHEROKEE VILLAGE, AR (KAIT) - Temperatures warmed a few degrees, sparing most of Region 8 from frozen precipitation to start the day.

However, schools are closed or opening late in some northern portions of the viewing area, due to an overnight bout of freezing rain and/or sleet.  In Arkansas, Highland School District, Highland Wee Care, The Martin Center, and Maynard are all closed.  In Missouri, schools at Alton R-4, Oregon-Howell R-3, and Van Buren R-1 are closed.  Pocahontas and Viola schools in Arkansas are opening one hour late.

The Arkansas Department of Highways and Transportation is reporting ice patches on many northwest Arkansas roads, including Interstate-540 and U.S. 71.

A number of vehicles became stranded on I-540 last night, backing up traffic.  Authorities kept vehicles from part of the roadway for a time so crews could treat the surface.

A winter weather advisory remains in place for northwest Arkansas until 9 a.m.  The weather service says motorists should be on the lookout for slick spots on the roads.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Volunteers serve nearly 2,000 Thanksgiving meals

    Volunteers serve nearly 2,000 Thanksgiving meals

    Thursday, November 23 2017 4:55 PM EST2017-11-23 21:55:36 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 6:04 PM EST2017-11-23 23:04:27 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Thanksgiving is a time to be with loved ones and enjoy good food, but since that is not an option for everyone, members of the Jonesboro community came together to make sure as many people as possible were fed.

    Thanksgiving is a time to be with loved ones and enjoy good food, but since that is not an option for everyone, members of the Jonesboro community came together to make sure as many people as possible were fed.

  • Turkey Trot promotes exercise on Thanksgiving

    Turkey Trot promotes exercise on Thanksgiving

    Thursday, November 23 2017 5:07 PM EST2017-11-23 22:07:11 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 6:00 PM EST2017-11-23 23:00:34 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    On Thanksgiving, people usually indulge in good food and time with loved ones. The day also included some exercise for around 200 people in Jonesboro.

    On Thanksgiving, people usually indulge in good food and time with loved ones. The day also included some exercise for around 200 people in Jonesboro.

  • ASU-Newport to honor fallen officer

    ASU-Newport to honor fallen officer

    Thursday, November 23 2017 3:39 PM EST2017-11-23 20:39:17 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 5:27 PM EST2017-11-23 22:27:20 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Arkansas State University-Newport to dedicate Criminal Justice Department on Thursday, Nov. 30, in memory of Lt. Patrick Weatherford.

    Arkansas State University-Newport to dedicate Criminal Justice Department on Thursday, Nov. 30, in memory of Lt. Patrick Weatherford.

Powered by Frankly