Arkansas gets Blast of Wintry Storm

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

More than ten inches of snow is on the ground in parts of southwestern Oklahoma, as an icy storm that began in the West moves eastward in the run-up to Thanksgiving.

A winter weather warning is in effect for southwestern Arkansas. Forecasters say the area should get the worst of the storm through this afternoon.

Parts of Texas have also been getting a mix of sleet and freezing rain. Around dawn today in Dallas, temperatures edged above freezing, but rain continued to make roads dangerous. Nearly 300 American Airlines and American Eagle flights were canceled today in and out of Dallas due to the weather. There were similar disruptions yesterday.

Forecasters expect the Arctic mass to head south and east over the next couple of days, threatening plans for pre-Thanksgiving travel.

The weather has been blamed in at least 10 deaths in traffic accidents.

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