Winter weather causes closures, wrecks

Inclement weather has resulted in a number of closures throughout Union County where slippery ice-coated roads have resulted in “quite a few” personal injury wrecks, according to Union County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Bill Hickman.

Hickman was unsure at the time how many accidents had occurred or where but said he would return a call when he has more information.

Closures include Norphlet, Junction City and El Dorado schools, — the latter of which early released at 12:45 p.m. — and South Arkansas Community College at 1 p.m. The SouthArk Board of Trustees will meet as scheduled at 3:45 p.m. today in the administration building board room.

According to the National Weather Service, the expected high today is 32 degrees with a low of 26 degrees and a 90 percent chance of freezing rain this afternoon.

Tonight, there will be a 40 percent chance of a wintry mix.

More in tomorrow’s News-Times.

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