Winter Blast Batters Region 8 - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jonesboro, AR -- Lauren Payne Reports

Winter Blast Batters Region 8

Jonesboro, AR (KAIT) -- City and state road crews will be working through Monday night in efforts to clear ice covered roads in Region 8.

Frozen rain and sleet has blanketed much of Region 8 over the last several hours.

Erick Woodruff, with the City of Jonesboro, says crews will be working 24 hours, in 12 hour shifts.

State and local officials are urging everyone that if you don't have to be out, the best advice is to just stay home.

If you do have to battle the frozen roads, remember to leave in plenty of time to reach your destination, allow plenty of distance between you and the car in front you, and travel at or below the speed limit.

Many grocery stores in the area were extremely busy Monday night.  Milk, bread, and eggs were hot items as people stocked their shelves in preparation for the possibility of days out of school and off of work.

Stay with Region 8 news as we continue to track winter weather in Region 8.

 

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

  • Man recently released from jail shot to death in St. Louis

    Man recently released from jail shot to death in St. Louis

    Saturday, May 26 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-05-26 19:06:06 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Authorities say a man shot to death on a St. Louis street near Interstate 70 had been released from jail only a week earlier.

    Authorities say a man shot to death on a St. Louis street near Interstate 70 had been released from jail only a week earlier.

  • A-State's disaster preparedness program ranked as top in nation

    A-State's disaster preparedness program ranked as top in nation

    Friday, May 25 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-05-25 17:30:28 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:42 AM EDT2018-05-26 12:42:43 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Arkansas State University’s Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness was honored recently by a college ranking website, College Choice.

    Arkansas State University’s Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness was honored recently by a college ranking website, College Choice.

  • Local high school graduates inaugural senior class

    Local high school graduates inaugural senior class

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:05:02 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 11:36 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:36:46 GMT
    KIPP graduated their inaugural senior class. (Source: KAIT-TV)KIPP graduated their inaugural senior class. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    KIPP graduated their inaugural senior class. (Source: KAIT-TV)KIPP graduated their inaugural senior class. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    It's a milestone for the 36 graduating seniors for one local high school.

    It's a milestone for the 36 graduating seniors for one local high school.

Powered by Frankly