Severe Weather Update: Power Outages & Forecast

February 17, 2021


Severe Weather Update: Power Outages & Forecast

NWA Daily

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day and boy was he right...winter is definitely still here. Monday saw a number of road closures and power outages in NWA, and 40/29 Chief Meteorologist Darby Bybee says more snow is on the way, along with blisteringly cold temperatures.

  • Power outages: More than 3,000 people were affected by yesterday's 1pm power outage in Fayetteville. Power was restored by SWEPCO around 2pm. SWEPCO also mentioned that customers should be prepared for power outages as severe weather continues over the next few days.
  • Slick roads: 40/29 News also reported via Twitter that Fort Smith has seen a number of dangerously slick roads. Stay safe out there!
  • Attention drivers: Benton County road crews are asking drivers to stay off the roads if at all possible. "The colder it gets, the more difficult it is to clear the roads," officials said. -40/29 News
  • Schools: A number of schools in NWA and the River Valley are moving to virtual and online learning on Tuesday. School districts include: Bentonville, Cameron, Cedarville, Charleston, County Line, Decatur, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Gravette, Gentry, Greenwood, Liberty, Moffett, Roland, Shady Point, Siloam Springs, West Fork. -40/29 News
  • Forecast: As of yesterday evening, more snow and air temperatures well below zero are in the forecast for today as well. Stay up to date by the hour, HERE.

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