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AHTD Road Conditions Map

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(KATV) The winter storm that hit Christmas evening has caused power outages and created some dangerous driving conditions.

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation road condition number is 501-569-2374.

To view the road condition map, click here.

Click here for individual lane closures.

For details on when power will be restored, click here.

Jon Swanson with MEMS says this weather condition is the most demanding scenario because it last for days, it is hard to get to patients and the call volume is high for days. To read about how the National Guard has been called in to help MEMS, click here.

Channel Seven's Katherina Yancy is following City of Little Rock crews doing clean up today. She will have that story at 5 & 6.

 

Governor Mike Beebe has declared a statewide disaster in the wake of Tuesday's winter storm. The declaration helps the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management work as efficiently as possible with other state agencies when providing assistance.

The declaration reads as follows:

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME -- GREETINGS:

WHEREAS: Severe winter weather that began December 25, 2012, caused great damage to private property and public facilities in various jurisdictions in Arkansas; and

WHEREAS: Adverse circumstances have been brought to bear upon the citizens and public properties within these jurisdictions; and

WHEREAS: These political subdivisions require supplemental assistance from the state to recover from these losses;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mike Beebe, Governor of the State of Arkansas acting under the authority vested in me by Ark. Code Ann. §§ 12-75-101, et seq., do hereby declare the state of Arkansas a disaster area.

FURTHERMORE, I hereby invoke emergency executive powers vested in me by Ark. Code Ann. §§ 12-75-101, et seq., as amended, and suspend the provisions of regulating statutes prescribing procedures for conduct of the State Office of Purchasing, the Arkansas Building Authority, the State Office of Personnel Management, and all other state departments and agencies to render maximum assistance to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management relative to any potential impediment to the rapid and orderly rendering of assistance to political subdivisions.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Arkansas to be affixed this 26th day of December, in the Year of our Lord 2012.

Governor Beebe made similar declarations earlier Wednesday to ease federal regulations for the transport of utility crews and supplies, as well as poultry and poultry feed.