The Latest: Winter Blast Hits Region; Roads, Schools Impacted
Bone-chilling temperatures and a quick hit of snow are expected to cause problems this morning (March 3) in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley. Keep up with the latest here.
9:30 a.m.: Fayetteville is reporting that trash and recycling will be delayed today due to inclement weather. All routes will run, but on a delayed basis. Some areas with slick roads may not be able to be picked up today. Routes will run as soon as road conditions allow.
7:53 a.m.: iDriveArkansas.com is showing snow on roads throughout Northwest Arkansas down to Interstate 40 in Alma. It’s also showing ice patches along Interstate 49 from south Fayetteville to just south of Winslow and on U.S. 62 east from Rogers to Gateway and Arkansas 72 in Bentonville west to Highway 12. Snow is also being shown on Highway 7 from Harrison to Sand Gap, Highway 23 throughout Madison County and Highway 59 from the Arkansas/Missouri border to Highway 220 just south of Natural Dam. Continue to use caution on your morning drive.
7 a.m.: Bella Vista city offices and the Bella Vista Public Library will be closed today.
6:52 a.m. Vian, OK, schools closed.
6:50 a.m. Benton County Circuit Court is closed today. Division I Judge Robin Green’s court is reset to tomorrow (March 5).
6:38 a.m. Washington County Juvenile Court is closed today.
6:28 a.m. Washington County offices will have a delayed opening of 10 a.m.
6:23 a.m. Providence Classical Christian Academy in Rogers is closed.
6:21 a.m. Van Buren schools will be delayed until 10 a.m.
6:19 a.m.: Belfonte Elementary in Muldrow will be closed. Ozark Catholic Academy in Springdale will be closed as well.
6:10 a.m. Gravette schools are closed.
6:06 a.m.: Dahlonegah School District in Stilwell, OK, closed today.
6 a.m.: Northwest Arkansas Community College, all locations, is closed today.
5:59 a.m.: Shiloh Christian in Springdale is closed today. Grace Childcare in Fayetteville is also closed.
5:58 a.m.: Benton County offices will be closed today.
5:58 a.m.: Northwest Technical Institute (NTI) in Springdale will be closed today.
5:55 a.m.: The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville will delay today’s start until 10 a.m. Buses will begin running at 9:30 a.m.
5:54 a.m.: The Washington County Department of Human Services will be on an inclement weather schedule today. DHS will be delayed but will be open later today.
5:53 a.m.: The New School in Fayetteville is closed. The Goddard School preschool in Fayetteville is also closed.
5:50 a.m.: Decatur schools, previously on a delay, will now be closed. The New School in Fayetteville and Ozark schools will also be closed today.
5:35 a.m.: Haas Hall schools closed, all campuses. Arkansas Arts Academy also closed.
5:33 a.m.: Gentry schools closed.
5:30 a.m.: Cedarville schools closed today.
5:30 a.m.: Springdale schools closed today.
5:25 a.m.: Rogers, Farmington schools are closed today.
5:20 a.m.: Siloam Springs schools are closed.
5:12 a.m.: Pea Ridge schools are now fully closed.
5:10 a.m.: Bentonville and Fayetteville schools will be closed today.
5:05 a.m.: A quick burst of snow has coated what was mostly clear roads in Northwest Arkansas.