STAFF REPORTS | Fort Smith Times Record
A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. for western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma.
Snowfall has been heavier Friday in areas north of Fort Smith, the National Weather Service reported.
The Fort Smith School District announced early dismissal for students at 1:30 p.m. and for employees at 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Van Buren School District officials let parents check out students early.
VBSD is carefully monitoring the weather. Parents who are concerned about inclement weather may check out their students & have the absence excused. Families may also call the office to have their high school student released to drive home. View update: https://t.co/1afSy5kO7X pic.twitter.com/6RvluERqrP
— Van Buren School District (@VBSDPointers) March 11, 2022
Areas of snow will spread into the area from the north today. Snowfall amounts of 1-3 inches are likely with locally higher totals across SE OK/NW AR. Some travel impacts are likely to develop, including during the morning commute, especially along/north of I-44. #okwx #arwx pic.twitter.com/cMM3r5qIhT
— NWS Tulsa (@NWStulsa) March 11, 2022
Some areas southeast of Fort Smith toward Hot Springs could get up to 4 inches. Parts of northern and northwest Arkansas could also have higher amounts of snow, the weather service reported. Higher terrain in the Ozarks and Ouachitas ranges will have more snow.
Here’s a glimpse of moderate to heavy snow over NW AR this morning. Snowfall will continue to move across the rest of the state today, continuing into the overnight hours. Snow may be moderate to heavy at times this afternoon and evening. #ARWX pic.twitter.com/cNgYz3IMAZ
— NWS Little Rock (@NWSLittleRock) March 11, 2022
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