Icy night indeed with a forecast of more on the way

Thursday, 4 p.m. update

North Little Rock schools go virtual for Friday

North Little Rock schools will be virtual on Friday because of the current icy weather.

Thursday morning update

Yuck but at least the power didn’t go out.

  • Wednesday

4:30 p.m. update

North Little Rock schools to have snow day

Due to the expected inclement weather, the North Little Rock School District will shift to 100 percent virtual instruction for Thursday. No on-site instruction and no after-school activities as all schools and Central Office sites will be closed. In addition, virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences originally planned for Thursday night have been rescheduled for Thursday,¡ Feb. 18 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

4:20 p.m. update

Warming Center opened in North Little Rock

The North Little Rock Community Center will be opening an Overnight Warm Center tonight. 

The Center will provide a safe warm place to stay from 5:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  • Covid precautions will be in place.

  • Personal hygiene items, medications and sleeping bags/blankets and mats will not be supplied

  • Pets will be sheltered in the North Little Rock Animal Shelter’s Mobile Unit at the center.

The center is located at 2700 Willow St., North Little Rock.

4 p.m. update

Snow day on Thursday for PCSSD schools

Winter weather is expected to impact much of the state over the next 24-36 hours. In order maintain the safety of our students and staff, PCSSD will have a districtwide virtual day tomorrow (Thursday, February 11). #pcssdproud#equityandexcellence

The forecast is in and it is not good.

The National Weather Service office in North Little Rock said on Wednesday that central and eastern Arkansas had the “potential of significant ice” with impacts ranging from “moderate to major” as cold weather sweeps into Arkansas today.

Significant ice is considered to be at least a quarter of an inch to more than half an inch accumulated and could cause, “damage to trees and power lines, and power outages for an extended period.”

In response to the forecast, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said on Wednesday that he had activated 64 members of the state’s National Guard to assist if needed.

“These guardsmen can rescue stranded motorists or help first responders with emergency transportation,” Hutchinson wrote on Twitter.

In case the power goes out

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