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February 16th, 2015

Winter weather hits Saline County

February 16, 2015

Residents across Saline County woke up to a mix of snow, sleet and ice on the ground this morning.

Local law enforcement agencies are warning residents not to drive.
“(The roads) are extremely icy. People need to stay home if possible,” said Sheriff Rodney Wright.

The Shannon Hills Police Department has had three reported vehicle accidents since 5:30 a.m.

“It’s just starting to get worse and worse,” said Asst. Chief Jeremy Brown.

So far, there are no reported power outages in Saline County.

Central Arkansas offices closed due to sleet, snow

February 16, 2015

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A winter storm warning from the National Weather Service has shuttered several offices across central Arkansas.

The sleet and snow alert will remain in effect across the central and southern parts of the state until 6 p.m. Monday.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced that all state offices in the Little Rock metropolitan area will be closed. The Little Rock School District is similarly closed and a spokeswoman says parent teacher conferences will be rescheduled.

Update: No Monday print edition of the Courier

February 16, 2015

Due to weather conditions, there will be no print edition of The Saline Courier. Keeping our paper carriers safe is important. We apologize for any inconvenience and will update on weather conditions throughout the day online at www.bentoncourier.com. Look for extensive local weather coverage in tomorrow's edition.

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