Subscribe Register Login

Monday, April 21, 2014, 2:59 a.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

Heavy snow damaging docks on north Arkansas lakes

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 10, 2013 at 9:39 a.m.

HENDERSON — A dock that collapsed under the weight of heavy snow and ice does not pose an immediate contamination risk to Lake Norfork, authorities said Monday.

Henderson Fire Chief Rodney May said the roof of a boat dock collapsed on top of a long row of boats in the Lake Norfork Marina. Several other smaller docks also collapsed after Friday's wintry weather brought heavy snow to much of north Arkansas and a mix of sleet and freezing rain to central Arkansas.

May told The Baxter Bulletin on Monday that there's no evidence of motor fuel on the lake surface.

May said it appears the roof of the large dock crashed down on boats and floatation structures underneath it. After inspecting the site from shore Monday, May said that he believes many of the watercraft underneath the shelter are still afloat.

"It's bad news, but it's good news that it turned out as well as it did. No one's been hurt," May said. "But it's still a touchy situation."

A dock at Charlie's Rainbow Trout Resort on the North Fork River also sank, taking down eight river boats and motors.

Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing on Tuesday, but forecasters said freezing rain is possible on Friday.

Comments on: Heavy snow damaging docks on north Arkansas lakes

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.


  • Cna

    vantage point of northwest arkansas Is expanding and seeking...

  • Material handlers o?reilly auto

    material handlerso’Reilly Auto Parts is now hiring for:p/t (...

  • Senior web developer

    senior web developer Transamerica Life Insurance Company see...
    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas

  • Temp. paralegal

    Temporary Paralegal Federal Public Defender OfficeLittle Roc...

  • Direct care supervis

    orIndependent Case Management, Inc is looking for a direct c...

Search 778 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online