Forecasters: Ice, Snow Hit Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma

CBS St. Louis

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A band of winter precipitation rolled into the Southern Plains and the Ozarks on Wednesday as part of a late-season storm that sent temperatures plummeting and led school officials in both Arkansas and Oklahoma to cancel Thursday classes.

Numerous schools had canceled Wednesday classes ahead of the storm that brought freezing rain, sleet and snow across portions of Oklahoma and northern Arkansas. Officials at Arkansas State University canceled classes at 1 p.m., and state high school basketball tournaments that were to begin Wednesday night were postponed until at least Thursday.

Entergy Arkansas said it has requested 2,000 additional workers to be in place around the state in preparation for possible power outages.

“While each storm is different, what we do know is the combination of ice, wind and wet snow increases the risk of power outages,” Brady Aldy, vice president of customer service for Entergy Arkansas…

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