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Governor Beebe Declares Statewide Emergency for Winter Weather

Essential Personnel Only for State Offices on Friday

LITTLE ROCK - With winter weather already impacting Arkansas, and ice storm warnings in effect for Central Arkansas, Governor Mike Beebe declared a statewide disaster for Arkansas Thursday afternoon. Combined with additional proclamations, this will ease restrictions on utility crews, fuel haulers and propane deliveries during the winter storm. In addition, Beebe has released $100,000 from his Disaster Fund to help with initial response to the storm.

With freezing rain expected throughout the workday tomorrow in Central Arkansas, Beebe has also declared that only essential personnel will report to work at State offices in the Little Rock Metropolitan Area on Friday. Agency directors and area supervisors will determine who those employees are.

Also, all of the events previously listed on Governor Beebeā€™s schedule for Friday, Saturday and Sunday have been postponed.