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Snow, Bitter Cold Hits Northwest Arkansas

Posted: January 6, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE Fayetteville Police Sgt. Shannon Gabbard, left, Sgt. Tim Franklin, Cpl. David Williams and Cpl. Julia McKinney help a stranded motorist Sunday on Crossover Road as snow falls in Fayetteville.

Up to 5 inches of snow, blustering winds and bitter cold swept across Northwest Arkansas on Sunday. “Everywhere is slick right now,” Bentonville police Capt. John Hubbard said. “Everywhere is just kind of snow covered.”

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Outdoor Safety

Frost bite, hypothermia and death from subfreezing temperatures are possible as temperatures plummet. Residents should avoid being outside in the wind for more than a few minutes and wear layers of warm clothing. Benton, Washington, Madison and Carroll counties are under a Wind Chill Warning until noon today.

Source: National Weather Service

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