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LINKS: THV11 forecasting, radars and more

LINKS: THV11 forecasting, radars and more

Weather links to hold onto with the possibility of severe weather headed our way: 

 

Arkansas Hwy Dept. plans for slick travel

January 3, 2014 (KTHV) - Parts of the state are making preparations for a snowy weekend. The Arkansas Highway Department held a conference call today to make plans for hazardous travel conditions.

Northwestern Arkansas was already hit yesterday with slick roads.

Right now, we're just dealing with cold temperatures, but with that weather on the way, the highway department is on standby should they be needed to help clear roads.

Crews have restocked their equipment and are ready to roll this weekend, if needed.

However, the Arkansas Highway and Travel Department said crews will not be able to pre-treat before the weather starts.

"We're not going to be able to pre-treat in several areas because of a lot of that anticipated rain. If we were to pre-treat and you have a heavy rain, it will tend to wash off any pre-treatment you put onto the roadway," said Danny Straessle, AHTD spokesman.

Forecast, Closings, etc: Helpful links for severe weather

With winter weather visiting Arkansas this weekend, we want to make sure you're as ready as can be for anything that comes our way. We hope these links are helpful to you.

Be safe and stay warm!

Most Popular: 

LATEST THV11 WEATHER FORECAST: http://on.kthv.com/1iwurd0

SCHOOL CLOSINGS: http://on.kthv.com/1g6MlkC

BUSINESS CLOSINGS/EVENT CANCELLATIONS: http://on.kthv.com/IRFrBZ 

SIGN UP FOR TEXT ALERTS: http://on.kthv.com/IukDQm 

Fallen Tree Punctures Home, Smashes Mini Van After Flash Flooding In Hot Springs Saturday

Fallen Tree Punctures Home, Smashes Mini Van After Flash Flooding In Hot Springs Saturday

Heavy rain and thunderstorms caused area streams to flow rapidly Saturday in Garland County. In the picture Gulpha Creek at the Gulpha Gorge Campground was flowing at full blast Saturday afternoon while most campers at the park stayed indoors to keep dry.

The heavy rain also likely played a big part in a large oak tree falling onto a house around 6pm Saturday. The tree in the yard at 128 Watt Street uprooted and fell against the roof and onto Linwood Street.

Tree Tumbles Into Home During Storm Wednesday

Tree Tumbles Into Home During Storm Wednesday

 

A Hot Springs residence was heavily damaged from a falling tree during a thunderstorm around 5:45 pm Wednesday.

A large oak tree uprooted and fell through the roof and into the rear wall of the house at 616 Ward Street.

The Hot Springs Fire Department and Police responded to the house.

Opening call centers for storm victims

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) Entergy Arkansas opened up call centers in Little Rock, Hot Springs, and Malvern. On Saturday, the call centers were very busy and filled with some frustrated customers.

"We have not seen one truck drive through our neighborhood," says Sabrina Taylor.

Taylor went to Entergy's call center in Little Rock for answers on why she's been in the dark for five days.

"I have neighbors who have lights, and I'm not understanding why mine have not come back on," says Taylor.

Living on a cul de sac, she's told by a customer representative that crews are utilizing time best by repairing large amounts of customers in other neighborhoods first.

Back home, her husband is using their vehicle's battery to generate power in the house. It's a frustrating experience especially when they can see electric crews not far from their house.

Winter Weather moves in

Check our LiveView Radar to track the winter storms as they move in to the Natural State. You can also check with us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @todaysthv to stay up-to-date on winter weather.