Rector schools released at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday as the freezing rain and heavy snow approached, with Piggott schools dismissing just minutes later. Meanwhile, Marmaduke, Corning and other districts to the west and south closed their doors around mid-day.
Virtually all of the area schools are closed today, Wednesday, Jan. 16, but warmer temperatures were expected to melt much of the accumulation by Thursday morning.
Motorists are reminded that main highways and city streets are mostly clear, but secondary roads are hazardous. County roads are especially slick, with a coating of ice covered by snow.