The Daily Press The Saline Courier | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-03-05T21:55:56-05:00 Closings: Friday, March 62015-03-05T21:55:56-05:002015-03-05T19:28:40-05:00The Saline Courier• Arkansas Christian Academy: CLOSED• Bauxite Public Schools: CLOSED• Benton Public Schools: CLOSED• Bryant Public Schools: CLOSED• Glen Rose School District: CLOSED• Harmony Grove School District: CLOSED• Saline County Courthouse: Opening at 10 a.m.• Sheridan Public Schools: CLOSED• State offices in the Little Rock Metro area will open Friday morning on a two-hour delay.• The Center at Bishop Park: Opening at noon.Closings are reported by schools, businesses, churches and local government. This list will be updated as more information becomes available. Other closings and delays may be submitted via email to, ARCourier StaffWeather-Related Closings: Friday, March 6No source expected for roads2015-03-05T15:48:34-05:002015-03-05T15:45:24-05:00The Saline CourierSaline County Judge Jeff Arey said he expects dangerous driving conditions Thursday night and into Friday morning, although thoroughfares the county’s road department were able to plow “should be ready for travel tomorrow.” The National Weather Service is predicting an overnight low of 13 degrees.Saline County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Scott Courtney said Thursday afternoon that secondary roads were “still relatively icy.” Streets in Benton were “pretty slushy,” with the ice-and-water mixture expected to turn into solid ice as dusk approaches. He said county roads weren’t frozen at 2 p.m., but that would likely change as they were still wet.Driving conditions in Benton were “very hazardous” throughout the day Thursday and will likely worsen tonight after the re-freeze, said Lt. Kevin Russell, spokesman for the Benton Police Department.Highways should clear sometime Friday, when the NWS forecasts a high of 39 in Benton, although that high will likely arrive in the afternoon hours.Benton, ARJoe PhelpsRefreeze expected for roadsNo source E-Edition posted today2015-03-05T14:28:02-05:002015-03-05T14:28:02-05:00The Saline Courier*Tip: Click "Download document as PDF" for optimal viewing.*Benton, ARCourier StaffFree E-Edition posted todayNo source — Mission: Impassable2015-03-05T14:01:08-05:002015-03-05T13:56:22-05:00The Saline CourierBenton, ARJoe PhelpsSlideshow — Mission: ImpassableNo source roads causing traffic pile-ups at I-302015-03-05T13:02:00-05:002015-03-05T13:02:00-05:00The Saline CourierBenton Police Department and Arkansas State Police are working to clear the roads. Benton, ARCourier StaffIcy roads causing traffic pile-ups at I-30No source delivery: Expect delays2015-03-05T12:25:52-05:002015-03-05T11:21:46-05:00The Saline CourierBenton, ARCourier StaffCourier delivery: Expect delaysNo source agencies warn of treacherous conditions2015-03-05T07:28:46-05:002015-03-05T06:56:24-05:00The Saline CourierEntergy is reporting multiple power outages in areas just south of Bryant and in the areas of Traskwood, Haskell and Glen Rose, with estimated repair times as late as 10 p.m.Multiple county agencies are reporting difficulty navigating area roadways, even with four-wheel drive, and noted several stranded ambulances from overnight calls. Benton, ARCourier StaffLocal agencies warn of treacherous conditionsNo source police respond to vehicle in water2015-03-05T00:17:56-05:002015-03-04T23:49:11-05:00The Saline Courier-------------------------------------------------------------------First responders in Saline County were dispatched to Dotted Lake in Haskell just before 10 p.m. Wednesday night following a report of a vehicle in the water.Roads were slick following hours of steady sleet. Details of the incident are currently unknown, according to county officials, and more information will be posted as it becomes available.Benton, ARSaline Courier StaffHaskell police respond to vehicle in waterNo source Closings2015-03-05T12:28:59-05:002015-03-04T13:07:07-05:00The Saline Courier• Arkansas National Guard: Inclement weather policy. • Ascent Children's Health Services: CLOSED • Bauxite School District: CLOSED• Benton City Offices: CLOSED• Benton District Court Cases: Thursday cases continued until Thursday, March 12.• Benton First United Methodist Church Daycare: CLOSED• Benton Public Schools: CLOSED• Bryany City Offices: CLOSED• Bryant District Court• Bryant Public Schools: CLOSED• Harmony Grove School District: CLOSED• Humane Society of Saline County: CLOSED• Saline County Courthouse: Opening at 10 a.m.• Shannon Hills City Offices: CLOSED• State offices for non-essential personnel in LR Metro area: CLOSED• The Center at Bishop Park: CLOSEDClosings are reported by schools, businesses, churches and local government. This list will be updated as more information becomes available. Other closings and delays may be submitted via email to, ARCourier StaffWeather-Related ClosingsNo source Ice, snow head to Arkansas2015-03-04T10:07:56-05:002015-03-04T10:07:56-05:00The Saline CourierA statement from the Storm Prediction Center on Wednesday warned of sleet, ice and snow accumulations. It said the freezing line at the surface largely paralleled Interstate 44 as of 6 a.m. Wednesday and was moving southeastward at 15-25 mph.Forecasters issued a winter storm warning for all but one of Arkansas' 75 counties. Benton County is under a winter weather advisory.The National Weather Service predicted 4-6 inches of snow from Jasper to Blytheville, 2-4 inches in a band from Fayetteville to Little Rock to West Memphis and 1-2 inches from Mena and Texarkana eastward to the Mississippi River.Benton, ARThe Associated PressForecasters: Ice, snow head to ArkansasNo source