LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is declaring a statewide emergency because of the wintry storm that's hitting the state.
Beebe declared a statewide disaster on Thursday afternoon.
The governor's office says that combined with additional proclamations, the disaster declaration will ease restrictions on utility crews, fuel haulers and propane deliveries during the wintry storm.
Benton, Bryant, Bauxite, Harmony Grove and Glen Rose has announced that they will be closed tomorrow because of increment weather. The University of Central Arkansas will be closed starting today at 3:30 p.m.
AccuWeather.com reports an ice storm will affect millions of people into Friday and threaten to cut power for hundreds of thousands from northern Texas to western Kentucky.â€¨Travel by vehicle or foot will be dangerous during and after the storm, due to icy roads and falling trees and power lines.