Falls Dangerous Side Effect Of Northwest Arkansas Weather

Posted: December 10, 2013 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTOS DAVID GOTTSCHALK Jenn Terry (left), grabs her daughter Laurien Terry (right), 8, as she slips and falls while attempting to dance on ice Monday afternoon in Rogers. The two were also playing with her son Jasper, 12, his friend Alex Adam, 9, and his sister Isabel Salazar, 7.

Car accidents might look dramatic, but the injuries the Rogers Fire Department is responding to are happening before people get out of the driveway, said Tom Jenkins, fire chief.

At A Glance

Walking On Ice

Short, slow steps can help when walking on snow or ice.

Shoes for snow or icy weather should have a good rubber tread. Insulated boots are best.

If walking near a roadway, keep a lookout for vehicles that may have lost traction.

Pedestrians should wear bright colors at night or in fading daylight so motorists can see them.

Sunglasses can help avoid the glare from snow or ice.

Source: Occupational Safety And Health Administration

By The Numbers

Snow Totals

A preliminary report from the Tulsa office of the National Weather Service indicates snow accumulation anywhere from 4 inches in Springdale to 12 inches in the Pea Ridge area. Rogers and Gentry had 8 inches in the preliminary totals and Bentonville, Siloam Springs, Fayetteville showed 7 inches. The National Weather Service office is still collecting information, and final totals have not been confirmed.

Source: National Weather Service, Tulsa Office


Meetings Postponed/Canceled


Springdale School Board postponed until Dec. 17.

Washington County Quorum Court Finance and Budget Committee canceled.

Benton County School of the Arts School Board postponed until Dec. 17.


Fayetteville Forward Inclusion Group canceled.

Source: Staff Report

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