Ice cuts power, makes driving risky

85,000 in dark; state crews gear up for snow on roads

Posted: December 26, 2012 at 12:18 a.m.

Icicles weigh down the branches of trees on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol on Christmas Day. Freezing rain fell over most of Arkansas before a strong winter storm and snow was forecasted to hit Arkansas late Tuesday night.

Freezing rain knocked out power to thousands in Arkansas on Tuesday and glazed bridges and overpasses before turning to snow in the evening.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 12/26/2012