Arkadelphia experienced a white Christmas Tuesday after several inches of snow blanketed the area.
Although there have been no reported major accidents, Clark County Sheriff Jason Watson said there have been numerous reports of vehicles crashing into ditches all over the county.
According to Sheriff Watson there were no serious injuries reported. In addition, the sheriff said the sheriff’s department was able to provide assistance to those who were in ditches.
According to Watson, the primary concern now is for residents who do not have electricity and heat.
“We have talked to OES but a decision has not been made to open a shelter,” said Watson.
With the sun coming out today, Watson said he hoped the power would be restored in a timely manner.
As of 8 a.m. today, most of the outages were reported in the northern section of the county.
“Last night it (the outages) was in different areas,” said Watson who added that the power outages will be monitored very closely.
With highs today expected to be in the 30s and lows tonight in the lower 20s, what may melt today will refreeze tonight making road conditions extremely difficult tonight and tomorrow.
Watson advised motorists who have to be on the road to allow themselves plenty of time.
“Leave at least 30 minutes early and go slow. Try to drive as safely as possible,” said Watson.