posted: 03/12/2014 4:50 a.m.
State highway officials said Tuesday that they will add personnel and equipment to improve the Highway Department’s response to winter storms, but they doubted that even that would have prevented long delays on icy northeast Arkansas highways last week given the magnitude of that storm and its subfreezing temperatures.
posted: 03/11/2014 12:33 p.m.
Forecasters warn that a cold front moving across Arkansas on Tuesday night will make for an especially windy Wednesday.
updated: 03/11/2014 11:48 a.m.
The director of the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says more resources are needed as the agency looks to improve after a winter storm this month turned Interstates 40 and 55 into parking lots, stranding thousands of drivers.
posted: 03/07/2014 3:26 a.m.
Arkansas legislators plan to meet Tuesday to review the state Highway and Transportation Department’s response to sleet and snow on roadways that stranded thousands of motorists in eastern Arkansas early this week.
posted: 03/06/2014 7:37 a.m.
A weak weather system passing south of Arkansas is delivering light rain to the east-central parts of the state Thursday, forecasters said.
posted: 03/06/2014 5:01 a.m.
Gov. Mike Beebe called the state Highway and Transportation Department’s efforts in clearing ice off Interstates 40 and 55 during Sunday’s winter storm “not acceptable,” and said through his spokesman later Wednesday that highway commissioners will meet next week to discuss what went wrong.
posted: 03/06/2014 4:31 a.m.
Jury selection for the commercial-burglary trial of former University of Central Arkansas Chief of Staff Jack Gillean has been delayed until Friday because of icy roads.
posted: 03/06/2014 3:13 a.m.
The Federal Reserve said the economy in most regions grew last month even as harsh winter weather impeded hiring, disrupted supply chains and kept customers away from stores and auto dealerships.
posted: 03/05/2014 11:19 a.m.
Temperatures were expected to rise above freezing Wednesday, helping to thaw ice and slush remaining on roads across much of the state. However, patchy freezing fog developed over northeast and east Arkansas that was expected to linger until noon, reducing visibility for drivers, the National Weather Service warned Wednesday.
posted: 03/05/2014 9:46 a.m.
Gov. Mike Beebe was critical of the state's response to icy road conditions caused by a winter storm Sunday night, calling it "unacceptable" that northern Arkansas roads would be snow-covered while Missouri roads adjoining them were not.
posted: 03/05/2014 6:52 a.m.
Roads in parts of Arkansas were slick for a third morning as the state continued to grapple with the effects of a winter storm that dropped sleet, freezing rain and snow Sunday night.
posted: 03/05/2014 5:28 a.m.
The seemingly endless winter dumped half a foot of snow on the ground in parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and many areas Tuesday morning saw something even more unusual in March: a blast of arctic air that sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits.
posted: 03/05/2014 5:22 a.m.
Ice-covered interstates stranded thousands of motorists across eastern Arkansas on Tuesday, causing miles-long traffic backups on the state’s major thoroughfares and prompting the Arkansas State Police to request help from the Arkansas National Guard.
posted: 03/05/2014 5:05 a.m.
Nearly 50 school districts are asking the state Board of Education for waivers on the number of snow days that their students must make up this spring.
posted: 03/05/2014 4:39 a.m.
A burn ban issued Feb. 24 for Pulaski County was lifted Tuesday by County Judge Buddy Villines.