April 19, 2014
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Authorities describe road conditions as hazardous in T-L Area



     Roadways and ground surfaces in the Twin Lakes Area are becoming slick and treacherous as about a quarter of an inch of sleet has fallen since about 9 o'clock Thursday morning. All of north central Arkansas and southern Missouri remain under a winter storm warning with ice accumulations and snow expected until the system is expected to move out of the region Friday night. The forecast is calling for one-fourth to a half-inch of ice and three-to-six inches of snow for northern Arkansas, with southern Missouri anticipating one-tenth to a fourth inch of ice and four to eight inches of snow.
     Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery said driving conditions in the area have worsened significantly since 11 a.m., with two particular areas providing the most problems.
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     Montgomery said he believes conditions will continue to worsen.
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     Montgomery and other authorities are advising motorists to stay off the streets if possible. For those who do drive, they urge slow speeds and using caution.
     Mountain Home Police Officer Mychal Warno had this update on city streets.
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    Julie Lesko, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in North Little Rock, had the latest on area weather conditions.
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    The weather system, according to Lesko, has pretty much been as forecast.
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    National Weather Service meteorologist Julie Lesko on the winter storm that is impacting the Twin Lakes Area.
    Marion County Sheriff Roger Vickers advises road conditions are hazardous in that county and urges motorists to use caution. He said drivers who are involved in  minor accidents with no injuries and no alcohol or drugs involved should exchange information at the scene, if they can.
    Persons who are traveling in the state should check road conditions by calling the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department at (800) 245-1672.
     

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