Two-thirds of state girding for ice, snow

Utilities call in out-of-state reinforcements; road crews suit up for battle

Posted: December 5, 2013 at 5:06 a.m.

Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department worker Joe Andrews checks the tanks on a truck Wednesday in Little Rock in preparation for wintry weather. The tanks will be filled with calcium chloride to treat icy roads.

An approaching Arctic front is expected to coat Arkansas in freezing rain and snow lingering through the weekend, and highway and utility crews were bracing Wednesday for the onslaught.

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