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Gov. Asa Hutchinson declares state of emergency



Little Rock, Arkansas — On Thursday as several inches of freezing rain, sleet, and snow continued to fall across the state, Governor Asa Hutchinson declared a state of emergency.

The declaration stated the storm is causing a hardship on, “businesses, citizens, and their public and private property” within the state.

According to the declaration, the weather limits commercial vehicles from accomplishing their routes because of impacted roads.

According to the Arkansas Department of Health, most of the roads in Arkansas were either covered or partially covered with either ice or snow. There were spots on the interstates that were slick due to the ice and snow, particularly the on and exit ramps, officials said.

They warned Arkansans that if you are able to stay home to do so.