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  • Writer's pictureJonathan Schafer

Another round of winter weather to hit the Arkansas-Oklahoma border

Updated: Aug 16, 2022


Winter storm warnings have already been placed on Eastern Oklahoma and much of Northern Arkansas for Wednesday, February 23rd, and Thursday, February 24th in preparation for icy weather. Accuweather reports suggest the area can expect about one-inch sleet and snow along with about a half-inch of ice.

This storm is just one of two expected to hit the area this week, with the first coming Monday night into Tuesday afternoon. Flood warnings have been placed on many cities in northern Arkansas.

No statement has been made by UAFS officials concerning class status.


Update 2/22 12:00 PM: Dr. Riley has sent out an email to all students regarding the winter storm warnings.

She has been in close contact with Chief of Police Ray Ottman regarding the possible impact the storm will have on travel to campus.

"According to Chief Ottman, the most recent projections do not clearly indicate the need for a campus closure or delayed opening; however, he will participate in the update at 3:15 p.m. and provide additional information so we can make the best choices for our students, employees, and guests." Dr. Riley states in the email.

Freezing rain is still expected to hit all day tomorrow.

Update 2/22 5:30 PM: All in-person classes have been canceled. With exceptions to the 24-hour library lounge and Lion’s Den Dining Hall, all buildings will be closed.

Update 2/23 12:00 PM: In-person classes and operations have been suspended for February 24th. With exceptions to the 24-hour library lounge and Lion’s Den Dining Hall, all buildings will be closed. No closure is anticipated for Friday, February 25th

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