December 17, 2008 Edition

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Storm's effects could
have been worse

Gretchen Hunt
Editor

The winter storm that hit Lawrence County on Monday afternoon could have been a lot worse, according to County Judge Alex Latham.

While the area received accumulating frozen precipitation, it mostly fell in the form of sleet rather than the anticipated freezing rain, which tends to accumulate on trees and power lines.

"There are not a lot of trees down," Latham said Tuesday morning. "We don't have any power outages."

Many offices, including those in the county courthouse at Walnut Ridge closed on Tuesday, along with all area schools and Williams Baptist College.

Paige VanBrook, 911 dispatcher, said there were several calls on Monday evening as cars skidded off the roadways while people were traveling home, but the overnight hours and Tuesday were pretty calm.

She attributed that to many people taking advice from emergency officials and staying home.

Latham said closings in the area were obviously due to slick conditions of the roads, though no roads had to be closed.

"Everything's slick," he said. "But, we were pretty fortunate overall."

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