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Snow Snarls Traffic across Northern Arkansas

Stay with Region 8 News and kait8.com as we track this winter storm and its effects throughout our viewing area.   News crews will report from around Region 8 tonight at Five, Six and Ten.  

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Snow across northern Arkansas stranded tractor trailers on county highways and made sidewalks slippery this morning, as forecasters predicted as much as eight inches of snow falling along the Missouri border during the day.

Forecaster Brian Smith says Berryville in Carroll County saw the most snowfall thus far, about five inches just north of the city.  Smith says four inches of snow fell on Mountain Home and Lead Hill, while about three inches fell on Mountain View.

An initial weather service report had the Ozark Mountain city of Hasty in Newton County with seven inches of snow, though Smith said it likely was more like 4 inches.

Dispatchers in Baxter and Newton counties said several tractor trailers jacknifed or became stuck on slick roadways Thursday morning.  The Ark. Highway & Transportation Dept. reported snow, sleet and slush covering highways in the state's north.  Worst hit appeared to be Arkansas 62 west of Hardy, and between Rogers and Eureka Springs, which had yet to be cleared this morning.

In central Arkansas, hail the size of BB pellets fell on Little Rock late last night.  Rain and thunderstorms blanketed southern Arkansas.

Forecasters predict snow to move across the northern half of the state overnight into tomorrow.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

 

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